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Abdera, Thrace, c. 365 - 346 B.C.
Abdera was sacked by Philip II of Macedon in 350 B.C. and was absorbed in to Philip's empire. According to May, Philip closed the mint in 346 B.C. The city was later sacked and controlled by Lysimachos of Thrace, the Seleucids, the Ptolemies, and again the Macedonians. In 170 B.C., the Roman armies and those of Eumenes II of Pergamon besieged and sacked it.
SH26405. Silver tetradrachm, May Abdera 539, SNG Cop -, aVF, weight 10.044g, maximum diameter 23.3mm, die axis 270o
, obverse AB∆H/PITEΩN, griffin reclining right; reverse EΠI ∆IO−ΦANTOY, diademed head of Apollo right; attractive
Catalog current as of Thursday, July 18, 2019.
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