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Kingdom of Bithynia, Nicomedes III Euergetes, 128 - 94 B.C.
Nikomedes III aided Marius during the Cimbrian War, about 103 B.C. Late in his reign he struggled with Mithradates, King of Pontus, for control of Cappadocia. This led to Roman intervention and the Mithradatic War.
SH35119. Silver tetradrachm, SGCV II 7274; BMC Pontus, p. 215, 2; SNG Cop 648, VF, toned, scratches, Nikomedia (Izmit, Turkey) mint, weight 15.492g, maximum diameter 33.9mm, die axis 0o
, 118 - 117 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Nicomedes II right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKOMH∆OY, Zeus standing left, wreath in right hand, scepter in left, in inner left field eagle on thunderbolt over PK monogram and date AΠP (year 181); SOLD
Catalog current as of Sunday, August 25, 2019.
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