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Thessalonica, Macedonia, 88 - 31 B.C.
King Cassander of Macedonia founded Thessalonica in 315 B.C. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a half-sister of Alexander the Great. The Romans made Thessalonica the capital of the Roman province of Macedonia 168 B.C.
RP88127. Bronze reduced as, AMNG III
20, pl. XXIII, 10; SNG Cop
370; SNG ANS
805; BMC Macedonia
p. 112, 37, aVF, compact flan
cutting off legend
and edges types, areas of weak strike
, some corrosion, Thessalonika (Salonika, Greece
) mint, weight
5.160g, maximum diameter
17.5mm, die axis
, 88 - 31 B.C.; obverse
ΘEΣΣAΛO/NIKHΣ, two Centaurs prancing, back to back, each holding a branch; $50.00
Catalog current as of Friday, May 24, 2019.
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