Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Persis with head of Autophradates I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 240 B.C.


Mint: Persis (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 15.79 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

66.825

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head right, wearing filleted headdress and earring.
Reverse: Fire temple with double door.
At left Autophradates to right.
At right, ornamented standard.
Above, half-figure of Ahuramazda, head right.
Inscriptions at left and in exergue. Inscription at right missing.

Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, October 11, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour