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    Triton, NFA Pedigrees

    PONTIC KINGDOM. Mithradates VI Eupator, the Great (120-63 BC). AR tetradrachm (31mm, 16.53 gm, 1h). NGC Choice AU ★ 4/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Dated Pontic Era Year 212, month 7 (April 85 BC). Diademed head of Mithradates right, long hair arranged with three loose curls down cheek and neck / BAΣΙΛEΩΣ MIΘPAΔATOY EYΠATOPOΣ, Pegasus standing on ground line to left, foreleg raised and head lowered preparing to drink, star within crescent to left, date BIΣ (year) and monogram to right; Z (month) below; all within ivy wreath. De Callataÿ pg. 16, D67/R1. Cf. Waddington, RG pg. 17. Cf. BMC Pontus pg. 44, 3. SNG von Aulock 6679 (same dies). Sensational strike, toning, and style, with a beautifully modeled head of Mithradates.

    From the Buzz Owen Collection. Ex Triton VII (12 January 2004), lot 218; NFA XXX (8 December 1992), lot 76.


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