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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Macedonia| > |Pella| > GB79966
Pella, Macedonia, c. 187 - 168 B.C.
|Pella|, |Pella,| |Macedonia,| |c.| |187| |-| |168| |B.C.|, Pella was founded in 399 B.C. by King Archelaus (413 - 399 B.C.) as his capital. It was the seat of Philip II and of his son, Alexander the Great. In 168 B.C., it was sacked by the Romans, and its treasury transported to Rome. Later the city was destroyed by an earthquake. By 180 A.D., Lucian could describe it in passing as "now insignificant, with very few inhabitants."
GB79966. Bronze AE 19, SNG ANS 572; SNG Cop 257 var. (no monogram upper right); BMC Macedonia p. 92, 29 var. (same); HGC 3 615, aVF, attractive patina, well centered on a tight flan, scratches, Pella mint, weight 7.510g, maximum diameter 19.3mm, die axis 0o, c. 187 - 168 B.C.; obverse veiled facing head of Demeter; reverse cow grazing right; ΠEΛ/ΛHΣ in two lines, starting above, ending below; monogram upper right, monogram below; ear of barley right on right in exergue; $65.00 SALE |PRICE| $58.50










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