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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Bithynia| > GB93821
Dia, Bithynia, 85 - 65 B.C.
|Bithynia|, |Dia,| |Bithynia,| |85| |-| |65| |B.C.|, Mithradates VI Eupator "the Great"expanded his Pontic Kingdom through conquest, which inevitably brought him into conflict with Rome. Mithradates regarded himself as the champion of the Greeks against Rome, however, after three years of war, he was defeated by Pompey the Great.
GB93821. Bronze AE 20, SNG Stancomb 805; SNG BM Black Sea 1560; SNGvA 345; Rec Gen p. 342, 2; HGC 7 453 (S), aVF, green patina, highlighting earthen deposits, Dias mint, weight 6.771g, maximum diameter 19.5mm, die axis 0o, under Mithradates VI of Pontos, 85 - 65 B.C.; obverse laureate, bearded head of Zeus right; reverse eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, wings open, monogram left, ∆IAΣ below; from the Errett Bishop Collection; rare city; SOLD











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