Coin of Amisos with head of Perseus
about 120–63 B.C.
Mint: Pontus, Amisos
Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 11.05 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Helmeted head of Perseus right.
Helmet ends in form of vulture’s head (?).
Reverse: Pegasus, foreleg raised, stands drinking left.
Below: monograms and Greek inscription.
By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour