Mithradates VI Coin
An illustration of Mithradates VI on the face of a coin. Mithradates VI was king of Pontus in northern Anatolia (now in Turkey) from about 119 to 63 BC. Mithradates was a king of Greek and Persian origin, claimed descent from Alexander the Great and King Darius I of Persia.
P. V. N. Myers A General History for Colleges and High Schools (Boston, MA: Ginn & Company, 1896)