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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 with flying ends. Hair in loose curls. Reverse: Within ivy wreath, Pegasos on line, to left, drinking. At left, star in crescent. Monogram at right and inscriptions in Greek above and below. (See media screen for Greek inscriptions.)

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 89–88 B.C.

Mint

Pontus and Bosporus (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1357.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.25 gm.

Accession Number

35.183

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins