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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Persis with head of Autophradates I

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Obverse: Head right, wearing filleted headdress and earring. Reverse: Fire temple with double door. At left Autophradates to right. At right, ornamented standard. Above, half-figure of Ahuramazda, head right. Inscriptions at left and in exergue. Inscription at right missing.

Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, October 11, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 240 B.C.

Mint

Persis (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 15.79 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

66.825

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins