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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Hellenistic Monarchies > Kingdom of Bithynia > GB87136
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. He first joined with Eumenes of Pergamon in war against Pontus, but later turned on Pergamon and invaded. He was defeated and Pergamon demanded heavy reparations. Prusias sent his son Nicomedes II to Rome to ask for aid in reducing the payments. When Nicomedes revolted, Prusias II was murdered in the temple of Zeus at Nikomedia.
GB87136. Bronze AE 21, SNG Cop 636; BMC Pontus p. 211, 12; HGC 7 629; SGCV II 7266, VF, dark patina, bumps and scratches, corrosion, Nikomedia (Izmit, Turkey) mint, weight 6.065g, maximum diameter 20.9mm, die axis 0o, c. 180 - 150 B.C.; obverse head of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy; reverse centaur Chiron standing right, playing lyre, his cloak flying behind, ΠY monogram inner right under raised foreleg, BAΣIΛEΩΣ downward on right, ΠPOYΣIOY downward on left; SOLD











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