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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.


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.


Persis (Kingdom)


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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