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

A work made of silver.
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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

The front of this coin portrays King Mithradates, wearing a diadem and facing right.

The back depicts the winged horse Pegasus surrounded by an as yet untranslated inscription.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

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

Origin

Greece

Date

Struck 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

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