Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Mithradates I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 150 B.C.


Mint: Parthia (Kingdom), Ekbatana (Media)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2209.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.43 gm.

Accession Number

36.446

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Mithradates I. right, with long beard and diadem.
Fillet border.
Reverse: Demeter, wearing chiton and peplos, seated left on seat one leg of which consists of winged female monster; in her right hand Nike to right holding wreath, in her left hand cornucopiae.
Inscription in Greek at right and left.

Provenance

From Teheran (Mandali) Hoard, 1923
By 1936: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1, England; 1936: Anonymous Private Collection; October 8, 1936: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Credit Line

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