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Drachm of Kingdom of Parthia with head of Mithradates I

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Obverse: Bust of Mithradates I to right, bearded, diademed, and draped. Fillet border. Reverse: Zeus wearing himation on lower limbs seated left on throne; in right hand eagle; left on long sceptre. (See media screen for Greek inscriptions.)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Hellenistic Period, After 141 B.C.


Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris (Babylonia), Parthia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2212.


Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.68 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins