Pontic Kingdom. Mithradates VI Eupator. Gold Stater (8.35 g), 120-63 BC.
Dated month 1, BE 211 (October, 87 BC).
OBV: Diademed head of Mithradates VI right.
REV: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MIΘPAΔATOY EYΠATOPOΣ, stag grazing left; in left field, star and crescent; in right field, date (AIΣ) above monogram; in exergue, A; all within Dionysiac wreath of fruit and ivy.
Callataÿ 1997, D8-9. Very Rare
8,26 gr. 21 mm.
Asia's poison king murdered 80,000 Romans
He impressed by eating pure poison, murdered his mother to become king, and then he was Rome's most fierce enemy. King Mithridates stood behind the most vicious massacre of antiquity and sent his army west to crush "the Romans.
Mithridates, he lost almost all his battles, but won honors in the East because he dared to challenge the superpower.