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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Hellenistic Monarchies > Kingdom of Bithynia > SH30002
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 0o, 122 - 121 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse 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; SOLD










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