Greece/Pontos; Amisos, Time of Mithradates VI Eupator BCE 120-63

AE 25mm, 13.46 g c. BCE 115-c. 89/88

BMC 13. 18, 61, Sear 3639

O: Mithradates as Perseus wearing a Phrygian helmet

R: Pegasus grazing l. AMIΣOY and two monograms below.

Pegasus was apparently utilized as a symbol on Mithradatic coinage until about BCE 89/88 when the stag became the prominent symbol.

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8977.html            This book is an interesting and even fun read if one overlooks the minor editorial errors that ultimately do not detract from the well told story unless you take them too seriously.


Greece/Seleucid; Alexander I Balas BCE 152-145

AR Drachm, 18 mm, 3.59g, Antioch mint, BCE 149/8-148/7

SC 1785.5b, CSE 185, SMA 173

O: Diademed hd of Alexander I r., clean shaven or with sideburn, diadem ends falling straight behind, dotted border.
R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ in two lines on r., ΘΕΟΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY in two lines on l., Apollo std l., on omphalos, testing arrow and resting hand on grounded bow.

Primary control outer left, secondary in ex.
EX: FSR MBS 82 #109 (13-09-2011)