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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Hellenistic Monarchies > Kingdom of Bithynia > SH18363
Kingdom of Bithynia, Nikomedes II Epiphanes, 149 - 128 B.C.
Nikomedes II accompanied his father, Prusias II, to Rome in 167 B.C., where he was brought up under the care of the Senate. His father, favoring a younger sibling for succession, decided to assassinate him. But Nikomedes discovered the plot, seized the throne and put his father to death. He remained faithful to Rome, assisting in the war with Attalus, king of Pergamus in 131 B.C.
SH18363. Silver tetradrachm, Rec Gen II.3 p. 229, 1; BMC Pontus -, SNGvA -, Choice gVF+, Nikomedia (Izmit, Turkey) mint, weight 16.723g, maximum diameter 39.5mm, die axis 0o, c. 147 - 146 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKOMH∆OY, Zeus standing left, wreath in right hand, scepter in left, in inner left field eagle on thunderbolt over monogram and BNP (year 152); dark toning; SOLD











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