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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.


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Odessos, Thrace


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

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The Ancient World


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