A beautiful tetradrachm of Nikomedes IV with an exceptional portrait
Lot 279
KINGS OF BITHYNIA. Nikomedes IV Philopator, 94-74 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 17.07 g, 12 h), Nikomedia, CY 207 = 92/1. Diademed head of Nikomedes IV to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ - EΠIΦANOΥΣ / NIKOMHΔ[OΥ] Zeus standing front, head to left, crowning the king's name with his right hand and holding long scepter in his left; to left, eagle standing left on thunderbolt above magistrate's monogram and date ΖΣ. BMC -; cf. 3-4 (differing monogram). Callataÿ -, cf. p. 62 (differing monogram). HGC 7, 646. RG -, cf. p. 232 (differing monogram). A beautiful piece with an exceptional portrait. Minor marks and with a spot of encrustation on the obverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
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200 CHF
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670 CHF
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Closing time: 27-Feb-21, 12:19:00 CET
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