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ID:     780627
Type:     Greek
Region:     PONTUS KINGS
Issuer:     Pharnakes
Date Ruled:     185-159 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     185-159 BC
Diameter:     35 mm
Weight:     16.38 g
Die Axis:     11 h
Obverse Description:     Diademed head right
Reverse Legend:     ΒΑΣΙΛΣΩΣ ΦΑΡΝΑΚΟΥ
Reverse Description:     Men standing facing, thunderbolt above head, holding caduceus and cornucopiae, feeding branch to doe standing right below, monogram to inner right, star over crescent to inner left
Mint:     Sinope ?
Primary Reference:     Mattingly pl. 56, 5
Reference2:     RG 4
Reference3:     SNG Cop -
Reference4:     cf. SNG BM Black Sea 1025; cf. EHC 623
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF
Notes:     Very rare.