Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Bithynia with head of Nikomedes II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
147–146 B.C.


Mint: Bithynia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1384.

Dimensions

Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 16.67 gm. Die axis: 12

Accession Number

35.181

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Nikomedes II to right, diademed.
Reverse: Zeus to left, clad in himation, crowning name of king with wreath held in right hand, in left scepter.
To left eagle on thunderbolt.
Monograms in field at left; inscription in Greek at right and left.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)