Bronze Coin Pendant with Mithradates

GBP 195.00

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Object Description

The large bronze coin presents on the obverse a helmeted head of Athena, ready for battle. The helmet is crafted with impressive skill and presents rich details. On the reverse, the coin depicts the figure of Perseus, defeating the Gorgon Medusa. Perseus stands triumphant, holding the harpe (a sword typical of mythological contexts) and the head of Medusa in his other hand. Her winged body lays dead at his feet. The coin features the inscription AMI – ΣOY, referring to the city of Amiso, on the Black Sea.

Date: Circa 100 – 85 BC

Object Condition

Extremely fine condition. Some signs of wear on the reverse.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:3 x H:3 centimeters
  • diameter
    3 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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