KINGS OF PONTOS. Pharnakes I (circa 200-169 BC). Drachm. Sinope mint.
Obv: Diademed and bearded portrait right.
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦAPNAKOY.
Male figure standing facing, wearing petasos and chlamys, holding cornucopia, kerykeion and vine branch; star in crescent (Pontic royal symbol) in upper left field; deer standing at feetm feeding on vine; MT monogram in inner field.
SNG von Aulock 2; SNG BM Black Sea 1026; Callatay, The First Royal Coinages of Pontos, p. 73.
Extremely rare and interesting Hellenistic coin. Only 16 Drachms of Pharnakas are published in Callatays article from 2009.
Condition: Extremely fine.
Weight: 4.10 g.
Diameter: 19 mm.