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Description: Ancient Greek Pontos Gold Stater Mithradates VI
Description: Ancient Greek Pontos Gold Stater Mithradates VI Mithradates VI.

Item : 14062 Description
Description :  Ancient Greek Pontos Gold Stater Mithradates VI Mithradates VI.Pontic Kingdom. Mithradates VI. 120-63 B.C. AV stater (20 mm, 8.26 g, 12 h). Modern forgery. Copying Pergamon, year 3 of the Pergamene Era (86 B.C.). Diademed head of Mithradates VI right / ??S???OS ??T??????? ????????S, stag grazing left; in left field, star-in-crescent; in right field, date (L sic for G) above ?? (as opposed to the monogram of Pergamon); in exergue, monogram; all within Dionysiac wreath of ivy and fruit. IAPN BOC 2/3 p. 67 (same dies). Note that this coin is a modern forgery, fortunately not very deceptive, and is being offered as such for it's bullion value. The gold has not been tested for purity, but seems to be high. SOLD AS-IS, NO RETURNS.
Authenticity:  Forgery
Category :  Ancient Greek Pontos - Coins
Category DetailsSource
Category :  AncientSold as: Authentic
: GreekEntered by : Amentia
: Pontos

Key InfoCondemnation
Ruler : Mithradates VI
Die match to IBSCC Bulletin on Counterfeits BOCS Vol 2 No.3 Page 67
Region : --
Denomination : Stater
Content : Gold
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