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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with head of Mithradates I

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Obverse: Bust of Mithradates I to right, wearing long beard and diadem with long ends. Fillet border. Reverse: Demeter wearing chiton and peplos, seated left on seat supported by winged female figure holding in right hand Nike to right with wreath; in left hand: cornucopia. ...

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Provenance

According to Brett, catalogue no. 2010: probably from the Teheran (Mandali) Hoard, 1923

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. 2210.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.51 gm.

Accession Number

35.176

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins