Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Mithradates I
about 141–138 B.C.
Mint: Parthia (Kingdom), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris (Babylonia)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2211.
Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 15.31 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Within a filleted border, draped bust of Mithradates I to right, diademed.
Reverse: Young Herakles standing to left, a phiale in his right hand, extended, and holding his club and lion-skin on his left arm.
Plain exergual line.
Monogram in exergue. Inscription in Greek at right and left.
Struck under Mithradates I, King of Parthia, 171-138 B.C.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund