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Live auction - bgr_522028 - BITHYNIA - BITHYNIAN KINGDOM - NICOMEDES III EUERGETES Tétradrachme

BITHYNIA - BITHYNIAN KINGDOM - NICOMEDES III EUERGETES Tétradrachme XF
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2019/03/05 14:00:00
bgr_522028
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 192
Mint name / Town : Nicomédie, Bityhnie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 34 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,72 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Nicomède III à l’usure régulière. Joli revers sur un flan légèrement taché. Patine de collection ancienne. A été nettoyé anciennement
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Argenor (Paris)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée du roi Nicomède III à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus nu jusqu’à la ceinture, barbu debout à gauche, tenant un sceptre long de main gauche et couronnant le nom de Nicomède de la main droite ; dans le champ à gauche, un petit aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ EPIFANOUS/ NIKOMHDOU/ BRR/ (MATR).
Reverse translation : (du roi épiphane Nicomède/ an 192) .

Commentary


Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente pour ce tétradrachme qui semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


Bithynia - UNITED Bithynia - NICOMEDES III Euergetes

(128-95 BC)

Nicomedes III is the son of Nicomedes II Epiphanes (149-128 BC) He succeeded his father in 128 BC In 115, in agreement with Mithridates VI of Pontus, he annexed a portion of the Paphlagonia. Under the same conditions, after the assassination of Ariarathes VI in 116 BC, he married Laodike, sister of Mithridates of Pontus and took him under his protection his step-son. Mithridates, drove Nicomedes III and restores Ariarathes VII on the throne of Cappadocia before him assassinated. Bithynia during the reign of Nicomedes III became a client kingdom Rome. Finally Nicomedes III died, probably poisoned.

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