About This Artwork

Greek, Kingdom of Pontus

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Mithradates VI of Pontus and Bithynia, 90/89 B.C., reign of Mithradates VI of Pontus and Bithynia (120–63 B.C.)

Diam. 3.1 cm; 16.87 g
"King Mithradates Eupator"
(Monogram: ΒΚ)
(In field: ΗΣ Θ)
"Year 208 month 9"

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4928

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

"Power Struggles: Cleopatra's Relatives and Their Rivals," Gallery 155 (Coin Case), November, 2001 - 2007.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Dionysos Unmasked: Ancient Sculpture and Early Prints, Gallery 150 and 154, July 31, 2015 - February 15, 2016.

Publication History

Karen B. Alexander. "From Plaster to Stone: Ancient Art at the Art Institute of Chicago." in Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago, by Karen Manchester, (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2012), p.29.

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