MITHRIDATES VI SILVER TETRADRACHM – ISSUE OF 89/88 BC PUBLISHED IN CALLATAY AND EX M&M 1972 – XF NGC GRADED GREEK PONTIC KINGDOM COIN (Inv. 14842)

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PONTUS. MITHRIDATES VI, 120-63 BC.
Silver Tetradrachm, 15.57g, 28 mm, 12h, minted year 209 BE = 89/88 BC.
Obv. Diademed head right.
Rev. Pegasos left, star and crescent at left, date ΘΣ (year 209) and XYA monogram at right, all within ivy wreath symbolic of Dionysus.
Published: François de Callatäy, L’histoire des guerres mithridatiques vue par les monnaies (Louvain-la-Neuve, 1997), D55/R27 (this coin listed)
Ex FPL Münzen und Medaillen AG 333 (Basel 1972), no. 17.
NGC graded XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 2/5, a coin published in Callataÿ’s seminal study of this coinage. For the history of Mithridates IV see the recent book by Adrienne Mayor, The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy (Princeton Univ. Press, 2009).

 

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