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E-auction 242-165410 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN PROVINCE - THESSALONIKI As

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN PROVINCE - THESSALONIKI As VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 04 December 2017 14:00:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : As
Date: c. 88 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thessalonique, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré au droit, court au revers à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête janiforme barbue surmontée d’un I.

Reverse


Reverse description : Deux centaures opposés bondissant, tenant chacun une branche.
Reverse legend : QESSAL[O//NIKHS].
Reverse translation : (de Thessalonique).

Commentary


Étalon semi-oncial.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - PROVINCE OF MACEDONIA - THESSALONIKI

(168-49 BC)

After the capture of Perseus at Pydna in 168 BC by Paul-Émile, Greece was divided into four republics. Thessaloniki, the ancient Therma, the modern Salonika, received its name in honor of the wife of Cassander in 315 BC The city was the capital of the Second Republic. After the revolt of Andriscus, Macedonia was heavily taxed and treated as a conquered province. Under the Empire, it became a senatorial province.

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