|Coins - Gold - Ancient|
|Realisation Price||27,000.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / The Pre-Long Beach Auction (#62) - 30/01/2011 / Greek Coins / Lot 3085
Kingdom of the Cimmerian Bosporus. Pharnakes, c. 63-47 BC. EF Diademed head right of Pharnakes. Apollo seated left on lion-footed throne, holding branch, left arm resting on kithara with tripod to left; in right field, date (year 247 of the Pontic era); under year, ivy leaf. Cf. Golenko and Karyszkow 12 - 3 (obverse die "y" as this specimen); MacDonald 186/2; Anokhin 220 var. (ivy leaf to left). Nick at edge. In a speedy five-day battle, Julius Caesar defeated Pharnakes' bid for territory in Pontos. Caesar then sent a message to the Roman Senate: "Veni, vidi, vici," or "I came, I saw, I conquered". Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,000.