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View Categories Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Geographic - All Periods > Macedonia > Roman Military Mint > GS82788Roman 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.
GS82788. Silver tetradrachm, Prokopov Thasos, group XIX, monogram 6, 1799 (O GB2 / R 1419); Lukanc 600 (same obv. die); SNG Cop 1040 (Thasos) ff., VF, light toning, tight flan, light bumps and marks, deep scratch on obverse, another on reverse, Roman provincial or military mint, weight 16.559g, maximum diameter 31.0mm, die axis 0o, c. 148 - 80 B.C.; obversehead 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, (MH monogram) inner left; SOLD
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