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bgr_679481 - THESSALY - THESSALIAN LEAGUE Dichalque

THESSALY - THESSALIAN LEAGUE Dichalque XF
150.00 €(Approx. 175.50$ | 129.00£)
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Type : Dichalque
Date: c. 196-146 AC.
Mint name / Town : Larissa, Thessalie
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 description : Tête casquée d’Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien.
Obverse legend : IPPAI/TAS.
Obverse translation : (Ippaitas).

Reverse


Reverse description : Cheval passant à droite, trottant.
Reverse legend : QESS-A/LW-N.
Reverse translation : (des Thessaliens).

Historical background


THESSALIE - LEAGUE Thessalian

(196-146 BC)

Thessaly was an agricultural area and farmed with large wilderness. It was famous for its horses and riders. Coinage of the Confederation was made in the most important city of Thessaly, Larissa, name that comes from the daughter of Pelasgos. The city was built on the banks of Peneios. In 197, the general Flaminius won a great victory on Cynoscephalae Philip V of Macedon, who had supported Hannibal and Carthage in the Second Punic War (221-202 BC). For the first time since Philip II, freedom of the Greeks was proclaimed in 196 at Corinth during the Isthmian Games. Many leagues then formed. Thessalian League was one of the most powerful. In 146 BC, it was dissolved and integrated Thessaly in the new province of Macedonia.

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