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Tetradrachm of Kigdom of Pontus and Bosporus with head of Mithradates VI

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Obverse: Diademed head of Mithradates VI to right. Reverse: Stag standing to left, on a small ground line, feeding. In field at the left, star in crescent; the whole in a large ivy wreath. Inscriptions in Greek within wreath. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1954: with Jacques Schulman, Keizersgracht 448, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Schulman auction, January 18-19, 1954, lot 716); purchased by MFA from Jacques Schulman at the auction for $ 657.25 (the total price for MFA 54.37-54.41); accessioned February 11, 1954

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 85–84 B.C.


Pontus and Bosporus (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 136.


Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 16.79 gm. Die Axis: 10

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins