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Tetradrachm of Pontus (?) with head of Athena

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Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right, with four horse protomes and Pegasus. Reverse: Within olive wreath, owl stands on amphora. At right, warrior (Perseus ?) standing. New Style. Inscriptions in Greek above and in fields. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions) Imitation of Athenian...

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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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 86 B.C.


Pontus (?)


Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 15.70 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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