A lustrous stater of Mithradates VI Eupator
Lot 250
KINGS OF PONTOS. Mithradates VI Eupator, circa 120-63 BC. Stater (Gold, 19 mm, 8.30 g, 1 h), First Mithradatic War issue, in the name and types of Lysimachos of Thrace. Istros, circa 88-86. Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right, with horn of Ammon over his ear. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left, holding Nike, crowning the king's name, in her right hand and leaning with her left arm on shield decorated with lion's head; in inner left field, ΔI; in exergue, ornate trident to left. Callataÿ p. 139 (D1/R1). SNG Copenhagen 1094 (same dies). A lustrous and nicely toned example. Struck from a slightly worn reverse die, otherwise, good extremely fine.


From a European collection, formed before 2005.
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