Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Bithynia with head of Prousias I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 228–180 B.C.


Mint: Bithynia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1380.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.90 gm. Die axis: 12

Accession Number

30.63

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Prousias I to right, diademed and wearing side whiskers.
Reverse: Zeus left, clad in himation, crowning the name of the king with wreath held in right hand: in left sceptre.
At left, thunderbolt.
Monograms at left and inscription in Greek at right and left.

Provenance

1930, sold by Charles T. Seltman (b. 1868 - d. 1952), Cambridge, England, to the MFA for $1,042.20 [total purchase price for accession nos. 30.48-30.65]. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund