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Rare Prusias I Portrait

BITHYNIAN KINGDOM. Prusias I (228-185 BC). AR tetradrachm (30mm, 16.62 gm, 12h). Diademed head of Prusias right /  ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ, Zeus Stratius standing left, holding wreath over royal name and scepter; in inner left field, thunderbolt  over ME ligate and monogram. Waddington 9b. Jameson 1387. SNG von Aulock 6878. Rare and exceptional Hellenistic portrait. Slightly granular surfaces and areas of light reverse corrosion, otherwise Good Very Fine.

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Auction Dates
April, 2013
18th-23rd
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