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Triton XXI, Lot: 439. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PONTOS. Mithradates VI Eupator. Circa 120-63 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 16.83 g, 12h). Pergamon mint. Dated month 12, year 219 BE (September 78 BC). Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ MIΘPAΔATOY EYΠATOPOΣ, stag grazing left; to left, star-in-crescent above monogram, ΘIΣ (year) above monogram; BI (month) below; all within Dionysiac wreath of ivy and fruit. Callataÿ p. 18, dies D20/R– (unlisted rev. die); RG 16; HGC 7, 338; DCA 692; SNG BN 814 = Waddington 126 (same obv. die). EF, toned. Extremely rare date, only the BN example noted by Callataÿ, one additional in CoinArchives (Gorny & Mosch 130, lot 1225; also noted in Callataÿ’s supplement).