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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Pontus and Bosporus with head of Mithradates IV

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Obverse: Head of Mithradates IV right, diademed. Reverse: Perseus standing facing, holding, harpa and Gorgon's head; in field, above star in crescent. Inscriptions in Greek to left and right and monogram at left. (See media screen for Greek inscriptions.)

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 169–150 B.C.

Mint

Pontus and Bosporus (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1354.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.89 gm.

Accession Number

35.187

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins