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bgr_262453 - MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN PROVINCE - THESSALONIKI Unité

MACEDONIA - MACEDONIAN PROVINCE - THESSALONIKI Unité XF/VF
85.00 €(Approx. 93.50$ | 74.80£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 168-60 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thessalonique, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,50 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,80 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais irrégulier et échancré, bien centré des deux côtés, un peu court sur la légende. Beau petit portrait de Zeus ramassé et bien bien venu à la frappe. Usure plus prononcée au revers. Patine marron foncé
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Josiane Vedrines (1995) et de la collection du Dr.Charles Haas

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête barbue et laurée de Zeus (Jupiter) à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Deux chèvres debout face à face, affrontées.
Reverse legend : QESS-AL-O//NIKHS.
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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