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Live auction - bgr_659497 - BITHYNIA - BITHYNIAN KINGDOM - NICOMEDES III EUERGETES Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 1 000 €
Price : 1 003 €
Maximum bid : 1 003 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 14:22:52
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 185
Mint name / Town : Nicomédie, Bithynie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 35 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,67 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan extrêmement large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Nicomède III. Revers de style fin. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés, légèrement tachée au revers
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P-R. B


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


Reverse description : Zeus Stratios 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 et au-dessous, un monogramme et une date.
Reverse translation : (du roi glorieux Nicomède).

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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