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Live auction - bgr_603059 - MACEDONIA - AUTONOMOUS COINAGE Tetrobole

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Estimate : 220 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 14:08:08
Type : Tetrobole
Date: c. 185-168 AC
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,02 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, ovale, centré des deux côtés. Joli revers. Patine grise, tachée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Ménade ou de nymphe à droite, ceinte de grappes de raisin, les cheveux relevés, avec collier et pendants d'oreille.


Reverse description : Poupe de navire à droite.
Reverse legend : MAKE/DONWN/ G.


Poids léger. Ce type n’est pas sans faire penser aux monnaies divisionnaires d’Histiée (Eubée).

Historical background


(196-168 BC)

The situation in Macedonia between 196 and 168 BC is complex. Philip V (221-179 BC) fought the Romans and joined forces with Hannibal. He was defeated by Titus Quintus Flaminius 197avant in BC at the Battle of Cynoscephalae and the following year, Macedonia loses its dominance over Greece. The last years of his reign, Philip will try to consolidate his position and pay heavy war indemnity. Perseus, who succeeded him in 179 BC will try to restore the authority and Macedonian conflict with Rome from 172 before. BC Perseus is finally defeated in 168 by Paul-Émile at the Battle of Pydna, captured, and taken to Rome where he took part in the triumph of her conqueror captive before dying in Italy.

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