Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Bithynia with head of Nikomedes II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
131–130 B.C.


Mint: Bithynia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 16.12 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.97

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Nikomedes II to right
Reverse: Zeus stands, head left, right hand extended, holding sceptre in left hand.
At left, eagle on thunderbolt.
Inscriptions in Greek and monogram.

Provenance

From a hoard (MFA 65.62-65.99) found in 1960 at Çesme; 1960: purchased from a Greek dealer on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, February 10, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour