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Prusias I of Bithynia

Tetradrachm of Prusias I (young). British Museum.
Tetradrachm of Prusias I (older and bearded). British Museum.

Prusias I Cholus (Greek: Προυσίας ὁ Χωλός "the Lame") (lived c. 243 BC – 182 BC, reigned c. 228 BC – 182 BC) was a king of Bithynia, the son of Ziaelas of Bithynia.

Life

He formed a marriage alliance with Demetrius II of Macedon, receiving the latter's daughter, Apama III, as his wife.

Prusias fought a war against Byzantium (220 BC), then defeated the Galatians that Nicomedes I had invited across the Bosphorus. He expanded the territories of Bithynia in a series of wars against Attalus I of Pergamum and Heraclea Pontica on the Black Sea. Philip V of Macedon granted him the ports of Keios and Myrleia in 202,

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