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E-auction 123-65624 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN PROVINCE - THESSALONIKI Unité

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN PROVINCE - THESSALONIKI Unité VF
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 27 €
End of the sale : 24 August 2015 15:00:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 168-149 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thessalonique, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,29 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Usure très importante, mais parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Patine verte, légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Artémis diadémée à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Arc et carquois.
Reverse legend : QESSALO//IKEWN.
Reverse translation : (de Thessalonique).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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