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Coin ID #10749

(BC 120-63) Mithradates VI - AV Stater

ca 120-63 BC. AV Stater (22mm, 8.45g, 12h). 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. Near EF, a few light marks. Superb high relief portrait, boldly struck and beautifully centered on a broad flan. A unique example, the latest known stater from his reign.

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City/Mint name:Kings of Pontos
Keywords:gold / hellenistic
References:Unpublished, but cf. Callataÿ dies D52-55 for tetradrachms from the same date, certainly by the same engraver
Valuation:CNG Auc. 93 (5/2013), lot 339 ($32,500 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Classical Numismatic Group -
Filesize:102 KiB
Date added:Jul 12, 2013
Dimensions:800 x 381 pixels
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