Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Pontus and Bosporus with head of Mithradates VI

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
75–74 B.C.


Mint: Pontus and Bosporus (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1360.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.66 gm. Die axis: 11

Accession Number

01.5517

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Mithradates to right, wearing fillet. Hair and ends of fillet flying. Reverse: Within an ivy wreath, stag grazing to left, on a plain line.
Inscription in Greek above and below.
At left: 8-pointed star above crescent with monogram below.
At right: inscription in Greek and monogram. .

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund