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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Provincial| > |Roman Macedonia| > BB74754
Roman Military in Macedonia, c. 168 B.C., Imitative of Type from Histiaia, North Euboea, Greece
|Roman| |Macedonia|, |Roman| |Military| |in| |Macedonia,| |c.| |168| |B.C.,| |Imitative| |of| |Type| |from| |Histiaia,| |North| |Euboea,| |Greece|, 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.
BB74754. Silver tetrobol, See SGCV I p. 233 note following 2498; regarding imitatives of a 2nd century B.C. type from Histiaia, North Euboea, Greece, F, scratches, tight flan, Roman military mint, weight 2.211g, maximum diameter 13.5mm, die axis 0o, c. 168 B.C.; obverse head of nymph Histiaia right, wreathed with vine, hair rolled; reverse IΣTIAEΩN, nymph Histiaia seated right on stern of a galley holding naval standard, ornate apluster; SOLD










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