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

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Obverse: Head of Mithradates to right, wearing fillet. Hair and ends of fillet flying. Reverse: Within an ivy wreath, inscription in Greek above and below stag grazing to left, on a plain line. At left, 8-pointed star above crescent with monogram below. At right: inscription in Greek and...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 75–74 B.C.


Pontus and Bosporus (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1360.


Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.66 gm. Die axis: 11

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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