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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Bithynia with head of Prousias I

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Obverse: Head of Prousias I to right, diademed and wearing side whiskers. Reverse: Zeus left, clad in himation, crowning the name of the king with wreath held in right hand: in left sceptre: to left, thunderbolt. Monograms at left and inscription in Greek at left and right. (see media screen...

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1930, sold by Charles T. Seltman (b. 1868 - d. 1952), Cambridge, England, to the MFA for $1,042.20 [total purchase price for accession nos. 30.48-30.65]. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 228–180 B.C.


Bithynia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1380.


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.90 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins