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

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Obverse: Head of Mithradates, profile to right, wearing a fillet with flying ends. [inscription] Reverse: Pegasos drinking, profile to left, left a crescent and star. Above, below, and at left and right, inscriptions and monograms. All in ivy-wreath. [see media screen for Greek inscriptions]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 93–92 B.C.

Mint

Pontus and Bosporus (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1356.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.29 gm.

Accession Number

97.390

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins