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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Bithynia with head of Nikomedes II, struck under Nikomedes IV

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Obverse: Head of Nikomedes II to right, diademed. Reverse: Zeus left, clad in himation, crowning the name of the king with wreath held in right hand: in left, sceptre: to left eagle on thunderbolt. Monogram and Greek letters in field at left; inscriptions in Greek at left and right. (see media...

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Purchased by MFA for $ 1,042.20 (the total purchase price for MFA 30.48-30.65)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 83–82 B.C.


Bithynia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1385.


Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 15.47 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins