Coin of Kingdom of Bithynia with head of Prousias II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 180–149 B.C.


Mint: Bithynia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 4.05 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.527

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Beardless head of Prousias II right, wearing winged diadem.
Reverse: Herakles stands, head left, holding club in right hand, lionskin on left arm.
Monogram at right. Inscription in Greek in field right and left.

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour