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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Thessaly| > GB89140
The Magnetes, Thessaly, Greece, Mid 2nd - Mid 1st Centuries B.C.
The Magnetes were an ancient Greek tribe living in Thessalian Magnesia who took part in the Trojan War. They later also contributed to the Greek colonization by founding two prosperous cities in Western Anatolia, Magnesia on the Maeander and Magnesia ad Sipylum.
GB89140. Bronze tetrachalkon, BCD Thessaly II 420.4; Rogers 339, HGC 4 64, BCD Thessaly I -, VF, near black patina, spots of corrosion, Demetrias(?) mint, weight 8.132g, maximum diameter 22.2mm, die axis 270o, mid 2nd - mid 1st centuries B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus; reverse MAΓNHTON clockwise from 9:00, centaur Cheiron advancing right, right hand extended, branch in left over shoulder, star below; $50.00

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