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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Cappadocia with head of Ariarathes V

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Obverse: Diademed head of Ariarathes V to right. Reverse: Athena stands, head left, holding spear in left hand, Nike with wreath on right. Shield at left side. Inscription in Greek in right and left fields, downwards, and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1965: with Charles Bickford, 18 Foster Road, Swampscott, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Charles Bickford, June 9, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 161 B.C.

Mint

Cappadocia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 16.49 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.635

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins