Imitation of coin of Kingdom of Persis with bust of king

Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd century B.C.


Mint: Arabia (?), Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 306.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 4.46 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

50.3328

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bearded bust to right, wearing satrapal headdress.
Blundered legend, in Greek, around. Border of dots.
Reverse: Fire-temple; to right, a bird perched to left on a tripod or smaller, rectangular structure; at left, ruler standing to right.
Inscriptions in Greek at left, right and below.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Gans, 101 West 55th Street, New York 19, N.Y; gift of Edward Gans to MFA, October 10, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Gans