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Live auction - bgr_521636 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN PROVINCE - THESSALONIKI Tétradrachme stéphanophore

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN PROVINCE - THESSALONIKI Tétradrachme stéphanophore AU
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Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c. 80 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thessalonique, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,45 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête d’Apollon. Joli revers avec une faiblesse de frappe sur le panier. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection de P.-R. B

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête idéalisée à droite d'Alexandre le Grand sous les traits du Dieu Zeus-Ammon cornu.
Obverse legend : MAKEDONWN// Q.
Obverse translation : (de Macédoine).

Reverse


Reverse legend : AESILLAS //Q.
Reverse description : Massue verticale entre un panier et une chaise de questeur ; le tout dans une couronne d'olivier.
Reverse translation : (Aesillas questeur).

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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