Kingdom of Pontus Anonymous Coinage AE22 Bow Case / Star and Bow

Ancient Coins - Kingdom of Pontus Anonymous Coinage AE22 Bow Case / Star and Bow
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Kingdom of Pontus, Mithradates VI, c. 120 - 63 B.C.
 
GB89059. Bronze AE 22, SNG Stancomb 651, SNG BM Black Sea 976, SNG Cop 230, HGC 7 311 (S), F, dark patina, 10.131g, 21.7mm, Amisos(?) mint, bow case with strap; countermark: helmet right(?) in a c. 5.5mm diameter round punch; reverse comet or star of eight rays, bow right facing inward; ex Ancient Imports; scarce
 
The star almost certainly depicts one of Mithridates comets. According to Justin's epitome of the Historiae Philippicae of the Augustan historian Pompeius Trogus (Justin 37.2.1-2): `The future greatness of this man [Mithridates Eupator] had been foretold by heavenly portents. For both in the year in which he was born [134/133 B.C.] and in the year in which he first began to rule [120/119 B.C.], a comet gleamed so brightly for 70 days throughout each period that the whole sky seemed to be on fire. In its extent, each of these comets filled one quarter of the sky and surpassed the sun in brilliance. They took four hours to rise and four hours to set.`
Prezzo SKU : GB89059
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