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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Epirus| > GB90175
Epirote League, Epirus, Greece, Under Rome, c. 148 - 50 B.C.
|Epirus|, |Epirote| |League,| |Epirus,| |Greece,| |Under| |Rome,| |c.| |148| |-| |50| |B.C.|, In the Third Macedonian War, the Molossians split with the rest of Epirus and sided with the Macedonians. The outcome was disastrous; Molossia fell to Rome in 167 B.C., 150,000 of its inhabitants were enslaved, and the region was so thoroughly plundered that it took 500 years to fully recover. Epirus was soon made a Roman Province. Under Rome, the coastal regions of Epirus grew wealthy from trade routes, and construction of the Via Egnatia provided a further boost to prosperity.
GB90175. Bronze AE 20, Franke p. 226, 1 ff.; SNG Cop 128; BMC Thessaly p. 91, 46; SGCV I 1999, F, Phoenice mint, weight 8.800g, maximum diameter 20.0mm, die axis 90o, c. 148 - 50 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus left; reverse thunderbolt, AΠEI/PΩTAN above and below in two lines, all inside oak wreath; $28.00 SALE |PRICE| $25.20










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