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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1399. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $2800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PONTOS, Kings of. Mithradates VI. 120-63 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.87 gm). Year 213 (85/84 BC). Diademed head of Mithradates right / BASILEWS above, MIQRADATOU EUPATOROS below, Pegasos grazing left; star, crescent and monogram left, GIS and monogram to right, A below; all within ivy wreath. De Callataÿ pg. 16 D5/R4 (this coin listed as specimen f); Hunterian 3 (same dies). Superb EF, perfectly centered, a scattering of insignificant marks. Exceptional. ($3000)

From the William N. Rudman Collection. Ex Edward J. Waddell Fixed Price List #68 (1996), lot 55; Ex Numismatik Lanz Auktion 74 (20 November 1995), lot 190; Busso Peus Auktion 326 (1-3 November 1989), lot 164; Busso Peus Auktion 323 (1-4 November 1988), lot 790.