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Prusias II Herakles
Prusias II Heracles
Prusias II, Bithynia, 185 - 149 AD, SGCV II 7268; BMC Pontus pg. 210, 6-7
SNG von Aulock 258; Laffaille 429 var. (monogram on reverse); Waddington Recueil, pg. 225, 25.
OBV: head of Prusias II right, wearing a winged diadem
REV: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠΡOΥΣ[IOΥ], (" OF KING PRUSIAS ") Heracles, naked, standing left, holding club in right and lion skin in left

Prusias II, son of Prusias I, inherited his father's name but not his character.
Few mourned his death when he was murdered in the temple of Zeus at Nikomedia. -- Greek Coins and Their Values, by David R. Sear
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rover1.3  [May 28, 2011 at 11:21 AM]
Very nice example.