Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Mithradates I
about 150 B.C.
Mint: Parthia (Kingdom), Ekbatana (Media)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2209.
Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.43 gm.
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Obverse: Bust of Mithradates I. right, with long beard and diadem.
Reverse: Demeter, wearing chiton and peplos, seated left on seat one leg of which consists of winged female monster; in her right hand Nike to right holding wreath, in her left hand cornucopiae.
Inscription in Greek at right and left.
From Teheran (Mandali) Hoard, 1923
By 1936: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1, England; 1936: Anonymous Private Collection; October 8, 1936: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)