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Stater of Athens with head of Athena, struck under Aristion for Mithradates VI of Pontus

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Obverse: Head of Athena right, foreparts of four horses on front of helmet, Pegasos on the side, scroll resembling aplustre on back. Border of dots. Reverse: Within olive wreath, owl, head facing front, to right standing on amphora lying on its side. At right: star betweem...

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Provenance

By 1948: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Suite 1209, 30 West 54th Street, New York, N.Y.; March 11, 1948: purchased by MFA from Dr. Jacob Hirsch for $ 3,575.00

Credit Line

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

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 87–86 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2334.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.35 gm.

Accession Number

48.247

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins