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Coin of Amisos with head of Mithradates VI as Perseus

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Obverse: Head of Mithradates VI as Perseus right, wearing winged helmet. Reverse: Cornucopia flanked each side by pileus of Dioskouroi topped by star. Inscription in Greek below. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (Sylloge von Aulock, no. 69); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 121–63 B.C.

Mint

Amisos, Pontus

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.06 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.1302

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins