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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Mithradates III

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Obverse: Bust of Mithradates III to left, wearing short beard, diadem with long hanging ends, spiral necklace and cuirass ornamented with a pattern of dots and one star. Border of dots. Reverse: Arsakes seated right on throne holding bow. In right field, monogram. [inscription]. (see media...

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Provenance

By 1936: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1, England; 1936: Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous gift to MFA, October 8, 1936

Credit Line

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

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 58/7–55 B.C.

Mint

Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris (Babylonia), Parthia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2224.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 15.90 gm.

Accession Number

36.449

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins