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Tetradrachm of King Nicodemus II
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Tetradrachm of King Nicodemus II


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Obverse: Head of Nicomedes II, diademed, draped, right. Reverse: Zeus, laureate, standing, draped, right, holding scepter with left hand, right hand crowning the royal inscription with a laurel wreath; in the field left, the eagle of Zeus, left, holding lightning bolts in its claws; complex monogram beneath; CΞP (control mark).
Exhibitions
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Hesperia Art, Philadelphia, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1966, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Inscription, Greek; reverse] ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΝΙΚΟΜΗΔΟΥ [Translation] Of King Nicomedes Epiphanes
Credit Museum purchase, 1966

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Creator
Period
149-120 BCE (Hellenistic)
Medium
silver; struck
(Coins & Medals)
Accession Number
59.723
Measurements
Max diam: 1 5/16 in. (3.33 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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