#9476 SILVER Tetradrachm - 155 BC, Artemis-Goddess of the HUNT !! NICE TONING !!!!! - For Sale
#9476 SILVER Tetradrachm - 155 BC, Artemis-Goddess of the HUNT !! NICE TONING !!!!!
Historical Context: This coin was minted by the MACEDONIAN Empire in THESSALONIKA (Northern Greece) under ROMAN RULE between 158-149 BC. This city was called THERMA in an earlier period but received its more famous name in 315 BC in honor of Kassander’s (Greek ruler) wife Thessalonika the daughter of PHILIP II and sister to ALEXANDER the GREAT. This was during the period known as the ROMAN REPUBLIC. After the fall of the monarchy, it became the capital of the second republic established by the Romans. This is a period in which the Romans were just gaining their power.
Obv: MACEDONIAN SHIELD. At the center of the shield is ARTEMIS, GODDESS of the HUNT and GODDESS of the MOON
Rev: CLUB in a OAK WREATH, legend is very clear. The Greeks used a “K” for the “C” sound and a “Delta” (Triangle) for the “D” sound. Therefore read the legend as “MACEDONIAN.”
Diameter: 30 mm diameter (almost the size of a US silver dollar)
Condition: Very Fine, lightly toned, Banker's mark (punch mark) on Rev.