KINGS of PONTOS. Mithradates VI Eupator. Circa 120-63 BC.
|Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 174. Estimate CHF3750.
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011.
Sold For CHF8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.76 g 11), year 223 = 75/74 BC, ninth month. Diademed head of Mithradates VI to right, his hair streaming out behind. Rev.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΟΥ / ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ Stag feeding to left between two monograms; to left, star within crescent; to right, date, ΓΚΣ; below, month letter, Θ; all within ivy wreath. Callataÿ D48/R4. Cf. SNG von Aulock 6682 (month 10). A superb, beautifully struck coin, attractively toned. Extremely fine.
From the PGB collection, acquired from G. Hirsch, Munich, in 1983.