Coin of Kingdom of Bithynia with head of Dionysos, struck under Prousias II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 183–149 B.C.


Mint: Bithynia (Kingdom), Nicomedia

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 5.16 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.1307

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy-wreath.
Reverse: Centaur Cheiron to right, playing lyre, cloak behind shoulders.
Inscription in Greek in left and right fields, downwards.

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; September 23, 1964: purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour