Crater of Mithridates Eupator

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
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published on 23 January 2016

The bronze vessel known as the Crater of Mithridates Eupator. Found in Nero's villa, Rome. The inscription on the vase records the name Mithridates VI, king of Pontus (163-120 BCE). The vase was taken to Rome as war booty by either Pompey or Sulla. (The Capitoline Museums, Rome)



About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. Surrounded by archaeological sites, his special interests include ancient ceramics, architecture, and mythology. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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