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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.
GS82792. Silver tetradrachm
, Prokopov Thasos
28/1, group XVI, 1525 (O DE1/ R 1207); SNG Cop
1044 ff., VF, attractive style
, light toning
, , tight flan
slightly off center, light bumps and marks, die wear, reverse
slight double strike, Roman provincial or military mint, weight
16.358g, maximum diameter
31.9mm, 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; $240.00
Catalog current as of Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
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