Gold Stater of the Pontic Kingdom 120-63 BC. Nice coin for an ancient type set!
- Gold Stater struck during the reign of Mithradates VI (120-63 BC).
- Graded and authenticated as Almost Uncirculated by NGC.
- Surface; 5/5, Strike; 5/5.
- Obverse: Features a diademed head of the deified Alexander with Ammon-horn.
- Reverse: Shows Athena seated, holding Nike and resting hand on hip; in the background a spear; behind is a shield; to inner left, HPO; on throne, KALambda; in exergue, winged trident left. Kidara standing sacrificing over an altar.
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Mithradates VI also known as Mithradates the Great, Megas, and Eupator Dionysius, was king of Pontus and Armenia Minor in northern Anatolia, now Turkey, from about 120–63 BC. Mithridates is remembered as one of the Roman Republic’s most formidable and successful enemies, who engaged three of the prominent generals from the late Roman Republic in the Mithridatic Wars: Lucius Cornelius Sulla, Lucius Licinius Lucullus and Gnaeus Pompey Magnus. He is often considered the greatest ruler of the Kingdom of Pontus.