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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
89–88 B.C.


Mint: Pontus and Bosporus (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 15.98 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.99

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Mithradates VI to right.
Reverse: Within wreath, Pegasus to left feeding on ground line.
In field at left, star above crescent.
At right: monogram
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

From a hoard (MFA 65.62-65.99) found in 1960 at Çesme; 1960: purchased from a Greek dealer on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, February 10, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour