Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Mithradates III

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
58/7–55 B.C.


Mint: Parthia (Kingdom), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris (Babylonia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2224.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 15.90 gm.

Accession Number

36.449

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Mithradates III to left, wearing short beard, diadem with long hanging ends, spiral necklace and cuirass ornamented with a pattern of dots and one star.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Arsakes seated right on throne holding bow.
In right field, monogram.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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