PONTOS. Amisos. Time of Mithradates VI Eupator, circa 85-65 BC. (Bronze, 22 mm, 9.46 g, 12 h). Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΑΜΙΣΟΥ Cista mystica draped with a panther's skin and a filleted thyrsos leaning against it; in fields left and right, monograms. HGC 7, 243. RG 4. SNG BM Black Sea 1204. Sharply struck with an attractive green patina with earthen deposits. About extremely fine.
From the Vineyard Collection, acquired from Münzhandlung Ritter FPL 62, April 2003.