Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying King Mithradates VI of Pontus and Bithynia

A work made of silver.
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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

90/89 BC, reign of Mithradates VI of Pontus and Bithynia (120–63 BC)

Artist:

Greek, Kingdom of Pontus (now northern Turkey)

About this artwork

Obverse: Head of Mithradates, diademed to right
Reverse: Pegasus to left

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying King Mithradates VI of Pontus and Bithynia

Origin

Greece

Date

90 BC–89 BC

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ "King Mithradates Eupator" (Monogram: ΒΚ) (In field: ΗΣ Θ) "Year 208 month 9"

Dimensions

Diam. 3.1 cm; 16.87 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4928

Extended information about this artwork

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