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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Mithradates I

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Obverse: Bust of Mithradates I. right, with long beard and diadem. Fillet border. Reverse: Demeter, wearing chiton and peplos, seated left on seat one leg of which consists of winged female monster; in her right hand Nike to right holding wreath, in her left hand cornucopiae. [inscription] (see...

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Provenance

From Teheran (Mandali) Hoard, 1923 By 1936: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1, England; 1936: Anonymous Private Collection; October 8, 1936: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 150 B.C.

Mint

Ekbatana (Media), Parthia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2209.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.43 gm.

Accession Number

36.446

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins