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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Illyria| > RR80276
Dyrrhachion, Illyria, Greece, Roman Protectorate, c. 229 - 30 B.C.
|Illyria|, |Dyrrhachion,| |Illyria,| |Greece,| |Roman| |Protectorate,| |c.| |229| |-| |30| |B.C.|, After the decisive defeat of the Illyrians to Rome in 229 B.C., the new Roman rulers renamed the city. The original name, Epidamnos, was similar to the Latin word damnum, meaning "loss" or "harm." Dyrrhachion is Greek for "bad spine" or "difficult ridge," probably referring to imposing cliffs near the city. This type circulated alongside, and presumably at parity with, Roman Republican denarii.
RR80276. Silver drachm, Ceka 26, BMC Thessaly p. 71, 97, SNG Cop 453 ff.; HGC 3.1 40, attractive VF, Epidamnos-Dyrrhachium (Durrs, Albania) mint, weight 3.234g, maximum diameter 17.7mm, 229 - 30 B.C.; obverse AΛE/ΞAN∆POΣ, cow standing right, looking back at calf suckling left, Φ in ex; reverse ∆YP − ΛY−ΣIΩ−NOΣ, double stellate pattern within double linear square with sides curved inward; SOLD











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