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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Persis with head of Vahuberz (Oborzos)

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Obverse: Head of Oborzos, bearded, right, in satrapal tiara with diadem across forehead. Reverse: Fire temple with double-panelled doors, podium, pilasters and cornice; above, three battlements, each with two horns; on left, Oborzos standing right, with hands raised in adoration. Inscription in...

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Provenance

By date unknown between 1905 and 1935: Ernst Herzfeld Collection; by 1947: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 101 West 55th Street, New York 19, N.Y. (Mail Bid Sale, No. 3, March 25, 1947, lot 27 of the Herzfeld Collection: said to have been found by peasants working on the fields); purchased by MFA as an anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864-1885), April 10, 1947, for $ 450.00 (this is the total price for MFA 47.1013-47.1015)

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd–2nd century B.C.

Mint

Persis (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2343.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.87 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

47.1015

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins