Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Bithynia with head of Nikomedes II, struck under Nikomedes IV

Greek
Hellenistic Period
83–82 B.C.


Mint: Bithynia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1385.

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 15.47 gm. Die axis: 12

Accession Number

30.65

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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

Provenance

Purchased by MFA for $ 1,042.20 (the total purchase price for MFA 30.48-30.65)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund