Tetradrachm of Pontus (?) with head of Athena

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 86 B.C.


Mint: Pontus (?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 15.70 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.72

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right, with four horse protomes and Pegasus.
Reverse: Within olive wreath, owl stands on amphora. At right, warrior (Perseus ) standing.
Inscriptions in Greek above and in fields.

New Style.

Imitation of Athenian coinage struck in Pontus?

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