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Mithridates IV the Great of Pontus large bust

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This bust is replica of the famous buts of Mithridates the Great now in the Louvre Museum in Paris. Mithridates VI (Greek: Μιθριδάτης), 132-63 BC, also known as Mithridates the Great (Megas) and Eupator Dionysius, was king of Pontus in northern Anatolia from 120 to 63 BC. He is remembered as one of Rome’s most formidable and successful enemies who engaged three of the most prominent generals of the late Roman Republic: Sulla, Lucullus, and Pompey the Great. When Mithridates VI was at last defeated by Pompey and in danger of capture by Rome, he is alleged to have attempted suicide by poison; this attempt failed, however, because of his immunity to the poison. According to Appian’s Roman History, he then made his non-relative twin, general, and friend, Bituitus, kill him by the sword. Various legends are told of Mithridates VI of Pontus. First, he was supposed to have had a prodigious memory: Pliny the Elder and other historians report that Mithridates could speak the languages of all the twenty-two nations he governed. He was one of the most interesting kings of the Hellenistic Age, only few kings alongside Alexander the Great could have the addition of “the Great”. Weight 43 Lb. Dimensions W: 11″ H: 19″ D: 9.5″ Stone antique finish, made of strong fiberglass.