Coin of Amisos with head of Mithradates VI as Perseus

Greek
Hellenistic Period
121–63 B.C.


Mint: Pontus, Amisos

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.06 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.1302

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Mithradates VI as Perseus right, wearing winged helmet.
Reverse: Cornucopia flanked each side by pileus of Dioskouroi topped by star.
Inscription in Greek below.

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (Sylloge von Aulock, no. 69); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour