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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Macedonia| > |Thessalonika| > GB95290
Thessalonica, Macedonia, c. 187 - 31 B.C.
|Thessalonika|, |Thessalonica,| |Macedonia,| |c.| |187| |-| |31| |B.C.|, Thessalonika was founded around 315 B.C. by Cassander of Macedon, on or near the site of the ancient town of Therma. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, daughter of Philip II and half-sister of Alexander the Great. On 22 June 168 B.C., Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeated the Macedonian King Perseus at the battle of Pydna, and Macedonia came under Roman rule.
GB95290. Bronze AE 23, SNG ANS 786, SNG Cop 355, gF, golden brown tone, bumps, scratches, corrosion, Thessalonika mint, weight 11.044g, maximum diameter 23.1mm, die axis 0o, c. 187 - 31 B.C.; obverse head of Dionysos, right, wearing taenia and wreathed in ivy; reverse ΘEΣΣAΛONIKHΣ, bunch of grapes within wreath; scarce; SOLD











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