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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
, 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; $90.00
Catalog current as of Sunday, April 21, 2019.
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