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GREEK, Bithynian Kingdom, Nikomedes III Euergetes, 127-94 BC, AR Tetradrachm struck 126/5 BC
Diademed head of Nikomedes II right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ EПiΦANOYΣ NIKOMHΔΩΣ Zeus standing left holding sceptre and laurel wreath capping Nikomedes name, eagle standing left on fulmen in inner left field above monogram ΩΓYE, dated below BOP (Bithynian era year 172 = 126/5 BC).
De Callatay pl. XV, D12-R1a (this coin); SNG von Aulock 6894 (same reverse die); Sear GCV 7274 (date variant).
(33mm, 16.68 g,11h)
Jencek; ex- Noble Investments (UK) PLC; ex- Spink Sale 5014 (28 September 2005) Lot 121; ex- Monnaies et Medailles (19-20 June 1975) lot 163; ex- Bank Leu Auction 2 (25 April 1972) lot 224

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cicerokid  [Jun 05, 2011 at 10:37 AM]
Now that is what I call quality
Bruno V.  [Jun 05, 2011 at 11:38 AM]
Superb
maridvnvm  [Jun 05, 2011 at 11:51 AM]
5/5. Not much else to say!
Steve E  [Jul 07, 2011 at 08:27 AM]
It looks as if Zeus is about to speak, and Nikomedes is listening
n.igma  [Dec 06, 2013 at 01:13 AM]
Superlative in every respect!
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