Drachm of Kingdom of Pontus with head of Pharnakes I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
185–169 B.C.


Mint: Pontus (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1353.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 3.10 gm.

Accession Number

35.184

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Pharnakes I to right, diademed, with close beard.
Reverse: Male figure (Pantheistic deity) facing, wearing chiton, chlamys, and hat,
holding in left hand cornucopia and caduceus, in lowered right hand vine-branch
at which a doe nibbles.
Monogram in field at right. Inscription in Greek at right and left.

(Note that handdrawn monograms in this record do not really match the monogram on the coin)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)