Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Bithynia with head of Prousias II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 180–149 B.C.


Mint: Bithynia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1383.

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 16.80 gm. Die axis: 12

Accession Number

30.64

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Prousias II to right wearing winged diadem and slight beard.
Reverse: Zeus left, clad in himation, crowning name of the king with wreath held in right hand; in left hand, a sceptre.
At left, eagle on thunderbolt.
Monogram 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