Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Bithynia with head of Prousias II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 183–149 B.C.


Mint: Bithynia (Kingdom), Nicomedia

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 16.95 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1984.821

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Prousias II to right, with slight beard
(slightly doublestruck).
Reverse: Zeus standing to left, scepter in left hand, wreath (?) in right.
In field at left, eagle on thunderbolt and monogram.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; December 19, 1984: gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule