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Pontic Kingdom, Mithradates VI, c. 120 - 63 B.C., Amisos, Pontos
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.
GB89732. Bronze AE 25, SNG BM 1217; BMC Pontus p. 19, 64 var. (monogram left slightly different); SNG Cop 158 var. (monograms); SNG Stancomb 701 var. (same); HGC 7 239 (S), gVF, slightly off center, scattered porosity, small edge cracks, Amisos (Samsun, Turkey) mint, weight 12.378g, maximum diameter 24.7mm, die axis 30o
, c. 85 - 65 B.C.; obverse head of Mithradates VI as Perseus right, wearing diadem and Phrygian helmet; reverse Pegasos grazing left, right foreleg raised, monogram left, AMIΣOY over monogram in exergue;
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Catalog current as of Sunday, August 25, 2019.
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