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

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Obverse: Diademed head of Mithradates VI to right. Reverse: Within wreath, Pegasus to left feeding on ground line. In field at left, star above crescent. At right: monogram Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription and monogram)


From a hoard (MFA 65.62-65.99) found in 1960 at Çesme; 1960: purchased from a Greek dealer on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, February 10, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 89–88 B.C.


Pontus and Bosporus (Kingdom)


Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 15.98 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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