Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with head of Mithradates I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 150 B.C.


Mint: Parthia (Kingdom), Ekbatana (Media)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2210.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.51 gm.

Accession Number

35.176

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Mithradates I to right, wearing long beard and diadem
with long ends.
Fillet border.
Reverse: Demeter wearing chiton and peplos, seated left on seat supported by
winged female figure holding in right hand Nike to right with wreath; in left hand: cornucopia.
Inscription at right and left.

Provenance

According to Brett, catalogue no. 2010: probably from the Teheran (Mandali) Hoard, 1923

Credit Line

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