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Tetradrachm of Pontus (?) with head of Athena

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

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Provenance

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, about 86 B.C.

Mint

Pontus (?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 15.76 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.73

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins