PONTOS. Kingdom of Pontos. Mithradates VI, 120-63 B.C. AV Stater (8.25 gms), Istros Mint, ca. 88-86 B.C. NGC MS, Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5. SNG Cop-1094 (Thrace); HGC-3.2, 1799. First Mithradatic War issue. In the name and types of Lysimachos of Thrace. Obverse: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon; Reverse: Athena seated left on throne, holding crowning Nike; ΔΙ to inner left, IΣ on throne; in exergue, ornate trident left. Exceptionally vibrant and lustrous, this Mint State example dazzles and awes with a state of preservation that is rather <strong>SCARCE</strong>.