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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Thessaly| > GB87119
Metropolis, Thessaly, Greece Late 3rd - Early 2nd Century B.C.
|Thessaly|, |Metropolis,| |Thessaly,| |Greece
Late| |3rd| |-| |Early| |2nd| |Century| |B.C.|, The man-faced bull on the coinage of Metropolis is probably Acheloios Pamisos since Metropolis (modern Karditza) is located near the source of the Pamisos River. -- Potamikon: Sinews of Acheloios. A Comprehensive Catalog of the Bronze Coinage of the Man-Faced Bull, With Essays on Origin and Identity by Nicholas J. Molinari & Nicola Sisci
GB87119. Bronze trichalkon, Potamikon 497; BCD Thessaly I 1208.1; BCD Thessaly II 483.1-3; Rogers 411; Pozzi 2828; BMC Thessaly p. 36, 3; HGC 4 257 (S), VF, well centered, dark patina, part of reverse legend weak, porous, Metropolis (Karditsa, Greece) mint, weight 8.951g, maximum diameter 20.8mm, die axis 180o, Late 3rd - Early 2nd Century B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse MHTPOΠOΛITΩN, forepart of river-god Acheloios Pamisos as man-faced bull left, head facing, ribbons hanging from head, Ω/Z monogram (control) below; ex BCD with his tag noting, "Herc. ex Macedon, March 1987, 3000 drs."; scarce; $90.00 SALE |PRICE| $81.00











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