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Tetradrachm of Odessos with head of Herakles, struck under Mithradates VI of Pontus in the name of Alexander III of Macedonia

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Obverse: Head of Herakles to right with features of Mithradates VI of Pontus. Reverse: Zeus enthroned to left, eagle on right hand, scepter in left. Greek inscriptions on the reverse.

Provenance

By 1998: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 23, 1999

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical Period, 88–72 B.C.

Mint

Odessos, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 16.23 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1999.189

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins