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FORVM Roman Military in Macedonia Tetrobol Imitative of Histiaia 168 BC, est $40
Item Number : 72625
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Auction Type Standard Starting Bid$0.99
Current Bid$26.15   # of Bids5  
QuantityN/A LocationMorehead City, NC, UNITED STATES
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Started10/8/2019 10:23:30 PM EST   
Ends11/4/2019 8:00:00 PM EST   
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Description
Roman Military in Macedonia, c. 168 B.C., Imitative of Type from Histiaia, North Euboea, Greece

MA74816. Silver tetrobol, See SGCV I p. 233 note following 2498; regarding imitatives of a 2nd century B.C. type from Histiaia, North Euboea, Greece, Roman military mint, 2.890 grams, 12.9 mm, die axis 330o, c. 168 B.C.; obverse head of nymph Histiaia right, wreathed with vine, hair rolled; reverse ΙΣΤΙΑΕΩΝ, nymph Histiaia seated right on stern of a galley holding naval standard, ornate apluster; estimated value: $40.00

Sear notes crude Histiaia imitations seem to have been struck in Macedonia just prior to the Roman victory in 168 B.C. During the Republic, Roman military mints sometimes struck imitative types to make local payments. Examples include Thasian imitatives in Macedonia and Philip Philadelphos imitatives at Antioch. This Histiaia type tetrobol is almost certainly one of the imitatives struck in Macedonia by the Roman military.




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