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Live auction - bgr_832246 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN PROVINCE - THESSALONIKI Tétradrachme stéphanophore

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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 400 €
Maximum bid : 450 €
End of the sale : 05 September 2023 14:06:26
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c. 80 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thessalonique, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,94 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très joli revers. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés


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 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


(168-49 BC)

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

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