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Roman Macedonia, "Thasian" Type, c. 148 - 80 B.C.
This Dionysos / Herakles type was first struck by Thasos itself on the island and in its continental territories in the South of the Balkans, c. 168 - 148 B.C. After Rome took control of the area, "Thasian" types were struck by Roman authorities, c. 148 - 80 B.C., mainly in Macedonia but also, perhaps, by mobile military mints on campaigns. Imitatives were also struck by at least several tribal groups (mainly Celtic or mixed enclaves) from as early as 120 - 100 B.C. to about 20 - 10 B.C.
GS79632. Silver tetradrachm
, Prokopov Thasos
, group XIV, monogram
24, cf. 1100 - 1104 (V CD3 / -); SNG Cop
1046 (Thasos), VF, centered, toned
, struck with a worn obverse
die, scrape on chin, scratches and marks, Roman provincial or military mint, weight
16.690g, maximum diameter
33.1mm, die axis
, c. 148 - 80 B.C.; obverse head
of Dionysos right, wearing taenia
and wreathed in flowering ivy; reverse
HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘAΣIΩN, Herakles standing half left, nude but for Nemean lion's skin on left arm, resting right hand on grounded club before him, left hand on hip, monogram
inner left; $200.00
Catalog current as of Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
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