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Author Topic: Mithradates from Kommagene or Sophene?  (Read 121 times)

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Offline Altamura

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Mithradates from Kommagene or Sophene?
« on: May 27, 2022, 06:48:20 am »
Recently I acquired a coin which nowadays seems usually to be assigned to Mithradates II Philopator of Sophene, dated to "circa 89-after 85 BC".
It looks like these and also has such a countermark:
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=8137621
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=7835480
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=7805829
The reference given is always Kovacs 35, referring to Frank Kovacs, "Armenian Coinage in the Classical Period", Classical Numismatic Studies 10, Lancaster, PA 2016. Unfortunately I don't have access to this book :(.

In older auctions this type has been assigned to Mithradates I Kallinikos of Kommagene:
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=5373284
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=5061790
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=2656425
Obviously there has been a reattribution by Frank Kovacs in his book.

But elsewhere I find nearly nothing about this Mithradates II Philopator of Sophene and the reasons why this coin type has been assigned to him :-\.
(And I also don't find a single review of Kovacs's book :-\.)

Does anyone know more about this?

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Re: Mithradates from Kommagene or Sophene?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2022, 07:01:47 am »

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Re: Mithradates from Kommagene or Sophene?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2022, 07:15:36 am »
A review:

https://coinsweekly.com/armenian-coinage-in-the-classical-period/
This is the editor's text for the press but not a review :-\, you find it at several places in the web.

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Re: Mithradates from Kommagene or Sophene?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2022, 11:32:13 am »
Nobody with any idea about this reattribution?

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