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bgr_668151 - THESSALY - THESSALIAN LEAGUE Unité

THESSALY - THESSALIAN LEAGUE Unité XF/AU
130.00 €(Approx. 150.80$ | 110.50£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 196-146 AC.
Mint name / Town : Larissa, Thessalie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 8,09 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant un très joli revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Apollon à droite, les mèches tombant sur la nuque.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDES GRECQUES VERTICALEMENT.
Reverse description : Athéna Itonia combattante marchant à droite, brandissant une javeline transversale de la main droite et tenant un bouclier de la main gauche ; de chaque côté, un bonnet des Dioscures.
Reverse legend : QESSA/LWN/ IPP-OLO.
Reverse translation : (des Thessaliens/ Ippolochos).

Commentary


Magistrat Ippolochos.

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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