MITHRADATES VI EUPATOR SILVER TETRADRACHM – RARE YEAR 208 ISSUE – CHOICE VF NGC GRADED GREEK PONTIC KINGDOM COIN (Inv. 12095)

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PONTIC KINGDOM. MITHRADATES VI EUPATOR, 120-63 BC.
Silver tetradrachm, 16.75 g., 29 mm., dated Bithynian year 208, 2nd month (November 90 BC).
Obv. Diademed head of Mithridates VI right.
Rev. Stag grazing left, BAΣIΛEΩΣ above, MIΘPAΔATOY / EYΠATOPOΣ in two lines below, star-in-crescent in left field, HΣ (year) above monogram in right field, B (month) in exergue, all within Dionysiac wreath of ivy and fruit.
François de Callatäy, L’histoire des guerres mithridatiques vue par les monnaies (Louvain-la-Neuve, 1997), p. 11 (D41/R4), PL. IV, citing a specimen in Paris struck from the same dies.
Ex CNA II (7 November 1987), 119.
NGC graded CHOICE VF, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, a rare date with only six specimens on record in Callataÿ for year 208.

 

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