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Kingdom of Bithynia, Prusias II Kynegos, 185 - 149 B.C.
Bithynia was a flourishing kingdom in northwest Asia Minor. 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.
GB82669. Bronze dichalkon
, SNG Cop
258 var. (monogram
); Rec Gén
p. 225, 25; BMC Pontus
p. 210, 5; HGC 7
634, nice VF, attractive glossy mottled brown surfaces, some light marks, Nikomedia (Izmit, Turkey) mint, weight
3.872g, maximum diameter
18.1mm, die axis
, 185 - 149 B.C.; obverse head
of Prusias II to right, wearing winged diadem; reverse
Herakles standing slightly left, head
left, nude, right hand resting on grounded club before him, Nemean Lion's skin in left hand, BAΣIΛEΩΣ (king
) downward on right, ΠPOYΣIOY downward on left, monogram
lower inner right; $200.00
Catalog current as of Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
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