Tetradrachm of Odessos with head of Herakles, struck under Mithradates VI of Pontus in the name of Alexander III of Macedonia

Greek
Late Classical Period
88–72 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Odessos

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 16.23 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1999.189

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles to right with features of Mithradates VI of Pontus.
Reverse: Zeus enthroned to left, eagle on right hand, scepter in left.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1998: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 23, 1999

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour