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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 192

KINGS of BITHYNIA. Nikomedes I(?). Circa 280-250 BC. Æ (19mm, 4.59 g, 12h). NIkaia mint.


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 192.
 Estimated: $ 300

Greek, Bronze

Sold For $ 900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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KINGS of BITHYNIA. Nikomedes I(?). Circa 280-250 BC. Æ (19mm, 4.59 g, 12h). NIkaia mint. Laureate head of Apollo right / Boar standing right; spearhead above. Roma E-56, lot 444; otherwise unpublished. Black patina. Good VF. Extremely rare.

The obverse type is known on a bronze issue of Nikomedes I (cf. HGC 7, 611), while the reverse type is known for bronzes of Prousias II (cf. HGC 7, 632–3). It is possible that the present type is actually an issue of Nikomedes II, who succeeded Prousias II.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 1, which begins 13 May 2020 at 9 AM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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