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Live auction - bgr_409492 - PONTUS - PONTIC KINGDOM - MITHRIDATES VI THE GREAT Tétradrachme

PONTUS - PONTIC KINGDOM - MITHRIDATES VI THE GREAT Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 3 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:12:35
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: juillet an 212
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,87 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés, un peu court sur la couronne du revers. Belle tête de Mithridates VI. Usure superficielle au revers. Patine de collection, mais a été nettoyé anciennement
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient d’une vieille collection des années 30, de MONNAIES XVIII, n° 96 et de la collection D. C

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Mithridate VI à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Pégase paissant à gauche entre un croissant de lune surmonté d'un astre (soleil) ; de chaque côté, un monogramme ; le tout, dans une couronne de lierre.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ MIQRADATOU// EUPATOROS// BIS/ QPR/ MARK/ I.

Commentary


Dans le Receuil Général, il n’y avait qu’un seul exemplaire répertorié, provenant de la collection du Grand duc Michailovitch (16,63 g). Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire du Recueil Général (pl. 2, n° 10)et que l’exemplaire de la vente Vinchon des 20-22 mai 1959, n° 522 (A/ 69).

Historical background


BRIDGE - KINGDOM OF BRIDGE - Mithridates VI THE GREAT

(120-63 BC)

On the death of his father Mithridates V, Mithridates VI was only eleven years. Very soon, however, he developed a vast empire in Asia Minor, came into conflict with the Romans and fought against the kingdoms of Bithynia and Cappadocia. In 88, he ordered the massacre of all the Romans and Italians in Asia Minor, the massacres of Ephesus, where more than 80,000 victims were counted. Mithridates then won Athens where he was archon, but his fleet failed to Rhodes. In 86 BC, after the resumption of Athens by Sylla and battles of Chaeronea and Orchomenus, Mithridates Dardanus signed the peace that ended the first Mithridatic War.

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