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Drachm of Kingdom of Pontus with head of Pharnakes I

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Obverse: Head of Pharnakes I to right, diademed, with close beard. Reverse: Male figure (Pantheistic deity) facing, wearing chiton, chlamys, and hat, holding in left hand cornucopia and caduceus, in lowered right hand vine-branch at which a doe nibbles. In field right [inscription]....

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Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 185–169 B.C.


Pontus (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1353.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 3.10 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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