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Pontic Kingdom


Pontos, 130 - 100 B.C.

Click for a larger photo An enigmatic and very rare coin with unusual curious types.SH71879. Bronze AE 12, SNG BM Black Sea 984; SNG Stancomb 653; Lindgren III 154; HGC 7 317, EF, light earth over dark green patina, weight 1.544 g, maximum diameter 11.7 mm, Pontos, uncertain mint, 130 - 100 B.C.; obverse horse-head right, with star of eight points and central pellet on neck; reverse comet star of seven points, central pellet, and tail to right; very rare; $250.00 (€217.50)


Pontos, 130 - 100 B.C.

Click for a larger photo An enigmatic and very rare coin with unusual curious types.GB72869. Bronze AE 12, SNG BM Black Sea 984; SNG Stancomb 653; Lindgren III 154; HGC 7 317, aVF, weakly struck, weight 1.264 g, maximum diameter 11.7 mm, Pontos, uncertain mint, 130 - 100 B.C.; obverse horse-head right, with star of eight points and central pellet on neck; reverse comet star of seven points, central pellet, and tail to right; very rare; $180.00 (€156.60)


Amisos, Pontos, 85 - 65 B.C.

Click for a larger photo Amisos was settled c. 760 - 750 B.C. by people from Miletus, who established a flourishing trade relationship with the ancient peoples of Anatolia. Amisos came under the rule of the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great's Macedonian Empire, and then the Kingdom of Pontus. The Romans took control in 47 B.C. and Amisos remained within the Byzantine Empire after the fall of Rome. In 1200, the city was captured by the Seljuks, to be later taken over by the Ilhanlilar. Amisos today is Samsun, a city of about half a million people on the north coast of Turkey.GB70580. Bronze AE 22, SNG BM 1221 ff.; SNG Cop 134; SNG Stancomb 705; BMC Pontus p. 15, 24; SNGvA 56 var (monogram), aEF, flan adjustment marks, weight 8.286 g, maximum diameter 22.2 mm, die axis 0o, Amisos (Samsun, Turkey) mint, under Mithradates VI of Pontos, 85 - 65 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse eagle standing on thunderbolt, head turned back, open wings, monogram left; $160.00 (€139.20)




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Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain, Volume XI, The William Stancomb Collection of Coins of the Black Sea Region. (Oxford, 2000).
Wroth, Warwick. A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Pontus, Paphlagonia, Bithynia. (London, 1889).

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