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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.


Pontus and Bosporus (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.89 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins