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Drachm of Kingdom of Pontus and Bosporus with head of Mithradates VI

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Obverse: Head of Mithradates VI, to right, diademed. Reverse: Stag feeding left; in field, left, star and crescent. Inscription. Below, (= 202 = 96 B. C.) and monogram. All within ivy-wreath border. (See media screen for Greek inscriptions.)

Provenance

By 1948: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Suite 1209, 30 West 54th Street, New York, N.Y.; purchased by MFA from Dr. Jacob Hirsch, March 11, 1948, for $ 150.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 96 B.C.

Mint

Pontus and Bosporus (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2337.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 3.98 gm.

Accession Number

48.251

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins