Coin of Amisos with head of Perseus

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 120–63 B.C.


Mint: Pontus, Amisos

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 11.05 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.770

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted head of Perseus right.
Helmet ends in form of vulture’s head (?).
Reverse: Pegasus, foreleg raised, stands drinking left.
Below: monograms and Greek inscription.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour