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Coin of Kingdom of Bithynia with head of Dionysos, struck under Prousias II

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Obverse: Head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy-wreath. Reverse: Centaur Cheiron to right, playing lyre, cloak behind shoulders. Inscription in Greek in left and right fields, downwards. (see media screen for Greek inscription) Ruler: Prusias II

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; September 23, 1964: purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 183–149 B.C.

Mint

Nicomedia, Bithynia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 5.16 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.1307

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins