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Stater of Kingdom of Pontus and Bosporus with bust of Mithradates VI

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Obverse: Diademed or filleted bust of Mithradates VI to right. Reverse: Stag standing to left, grazing on a small ground line. In the field at the left, star over crescent. Ivy-wreath around. Inscription in Greek above, below and at right. Monogram at right. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 12, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. for $ 1000-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 88–87 B.C.

Mint

Pergamon (Mysia), Pontus and Bosporus (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 135.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 8.45 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

62.1136

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins