Tetradrachm of Kigdom of Pontus and Bosporus with head of Mithradates VI

Greek
Hellenistic Period
85–84 B.C.


Mint: Pontus and Bosporus (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 136.

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 16.79 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

54.37

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Mithradates VI to right.
Reverse: Stag standing to left, on a small ground line, feeding.
In field at the left, star in crescent; the whole in a large ivy wreath.
Inscriptions within wreath.

Provenance

By 1954: with Jacques Schulman, Keizersgracht 448, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Schulman auction, January 18-19, 1954, lot 716); purchased by MFA from Jacques Schulman at the auction for $ 657.25 (the total price for MFA 54.37-54.41); accessioned February 11, 1954

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour