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Kingdom of Bithynia, Nikomedes III Euergetes, 128 - 94 B.C.
Nikomedes III aided Marius during the Cimbrian War, about 103 B.C. During the later part of his reign he struggled with Mithradates, King of Pontus, for control over Cappadocia. This struggle led to Roman intervention and the Mithradatic War.
SH30002. Silver tetradrachm
, SGCV II
7274 var.; BMC Pontus
p. 213, 4 var.; Rec Gen
II.3 p. 230 var.; De Callatay
p. 54 (D30/R1), EF, Nikomedia (Izmit, Turkey) mint, weight
16.814g, maximum diameter
36.8mm, die axis
, 122 - 121 B.C.; obverse
BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKOMH∆OY, Zeus standing left, wreath
in right hand, scepter
in left, in inner left field eagle
on thunderbolt over monogram
and IOΠ (year 177); extremely rare, 2 known
Catalog current as of Friday, May 24, 2019.
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