Stater of Kingdom of Pontus and Bosporus with bust of Mithradates VI

Greek
Hellenistic Period
88–87 B.C.


Mint: Pontus and Bosporus (Kingdom), Pergamon (Mysia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 135.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 8.45 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

62.1136

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed or filleted bust of Mithradates VI to right.
Reverse: Stag standing to left, grazing on a small ground line.
In the field at the left, star over crescent.
Inscriptions in Greek above, below and at right. Monogram at right.
Ivy-wreath around.

Ruler is Mithradates VI (121-63 B.C.).

Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 12, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. for $ 1000-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour