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bgr_679481 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN PROVINCE - THESSALONIKI Unité

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN PROVINCE - THESSALONIKI Unité XF
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Price : 150.00 €
Type : Unité
Date: c. après 148 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thessalonique, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 6,14 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée d’Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque attique à triple aigrette.

Reverse


Reverse description : Cheval bondissant à droite ; un foudre au-dessous.
Reverse legend : QESSALO//NIKHS.
Reverse translation : (de Thessalonique).

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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