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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
93–92 B.C.


Mint: Pontus and Bosporus (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1356.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.29 gm.

Accession Number

97.390

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Mithradates, profile to right, wearing a fillet with flying ends.
Reverse: Pegasos drinking, profile to left.
At left a crescent and star.
Above, below, and at left and right, inscriptions and monograms.
All in ivy-wreath.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund