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10600292

One of Four Known

CNG 106, Lot: 292. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $17000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PONTOS. Mithradates VI Eupator. Circa 120-63 BC. AV Stater (20mm, 8.37 g, 11h). Pergamon mint. Dated month 12, year 223 BE (September 74 BC). Diademed head right / Stag grazing left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ above, MIΘPAΔATOY/EYΠATOPOΣ in two lines below; to left, star-in-crescent above ΓKΣ (year); two monograms to right, IB (month) in exergue; all within Dionysiac wreath of ivy and fruit. Callataÿ Supp. fig. 1 and O12/R1 var. (month 13); CNG 93, lot 339; CNG 94, lot 399 (same obv. die); Roma XII, lot 356 = Roma VII, lot 757 (same obv. die); NAC 92, lot 184. VF, marks in fields. Very rare date, one of only four known.