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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Hellenistic Monarchies| > |Kingdom of Bithynia| > SH14037
Kingdom of Bithynia, Prusias II Kynegos, 185 - 149 B.C.
|Kingdom| |of| |Bithynia|, |Kingdom| |of| |Bithynia,| |Prusias| |II| |Kynegos,| |185| |-| |149| |B.C.|, 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
SH14037. Silver tetradrachm, SGCV II 7265; BMC Pontus p. 210, 1v; SNGvA 252v (same obv die); Rec Gen II.3 221, 10b, nice VF, Nikomedia (Izmit, Turkey) mint, weight 16.431g, maximum diameter 41.2mm, die axis 0o, 185 - 149 B.C.; obverse head right wearing winged diadem; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠPOYΣIOY (Π retrograde), Zeus standing left, scepter in left, crowning King's name with wreath in right hand, eagle left on thunderbolt over two monograms in inner left field; large flan; scarce; SOLD










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