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Triton XXII, Lot: 232. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PONTOS. Mithradates VI Eupator. Circa 120-63 BC. AR Tetradrachm (32mm, 16.76 g, 12h). Pergamon mint. Dated SE month 11, year 212 (August 85 BC). Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ MIΘPAΔATOY EYΠATOPOΣ, stag grazing left; to left, star-in-crescent above monogram, BIΣ (year) above monogram; IA (month) below; all within Dionysiac wreath of ivy and fruit. Callataÿ dies D3/R1, c (this coin); M.J. Price, “Mithradates VI Eupator, Dionysus, and the Coinages of the Black Sea” in NC 1968, pl. I, 6 = RG 16, pl. suppl. B, 12 = Mionnet II 10 (same dies); HGC 7, 338; DCA 688. Superb EF, toned.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Antiqua FPL XVII (2013), no. 37; Hunter Collection (Goldberg 72, 5 February 2013), lot 4073; Superior Stamp & Coin (2 June 1992), lot 4417; Tkalec (26 March 1991), lot 130.