Ionia, Smyrna. Circa 85-75 BC. Æ 25. Mithradatic Wars issue. Exceptional portrait of the “Poison King”


Ionia, Smyrna. Circa 85-75 BC. Æ 25 mm. 13.4 gm. Mithradatic Wars issue. Hermogenes and Phrixos, magistrates. Obv: Diademed head of Mithradates VI of Pontos right. Rev: Nike standing right, holding wreath and palm frond; EPMOΓENHΣ/ΦPIΞOΣ in two lines to left. Milne, Autonomous, Period XV, 340; Callataÿ pl. LI, Q; SNG Copenhagen 1206. Exceptional portrait of the “Poison King”. Rare.

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