Tetradrachm of Pontus (?) with head of Athena
about 86 B.C.
Mint: Pontus (?)
Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 15.76 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right, with Pegasus and four horse protomes.
Reverse: Within olive wreath, owl stands on amphora.
At right, standing warrior (Perseus ).
Inscriptions in Greek above and in field.
Imitation of Athenian coinage struck in Pontus?
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour