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7274 Nikomedes III, Euergetes, 128-94 BC
Silver tetradrachm, 37.6mm, 16.83g, Choice EF
Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKOMHΔOY. Zeus standing left holding wreath and lotus-tipped sceptre, eagle on thunderbolt over monogram and date I(Z)OP (year 177 or 122 BC) in inner left field.
Ex: Ronald Cohen Collection
Sear 7274v; BMC Pontus, pg. 213, #4var, and Pl. XXXIX, #1; De Callatay page 54 (D30/R1); Waddington [RG] page 230v. Rare variety: De Callatay cites one specimen.
Note: This coin struck with a slightly glancing blow, creating a great portrait at expense of weak areas on the reverse.
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Album name:Lawrence Woolslayer / Sold
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Date added:Feb 20, 2005
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Jochen  [Feb 20, 2005 at 10:38 AM]
The realism of these portraits is unbelievable!
alexB  [Feb 22, 2005 at 05:12 AM]
Never seen one like this - stunning!


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