Macedonian Tetradrachm Minted Under Roman Rule - C.3033 - For Sale

Macedonian Tetradrachm Minted Under Roman Rule - C.3033
Price: $1800.00
Obverse: Head of Artemis Decorating the Center of a Macedonian Shield Reverse: Club of Herakles and Monograms Surrounded by an Oak Wreath While Alexander the Great was forging his vast empire in the east, the Romans had been expanding in the west and now began making inroads for Greece. They found willing allies in Pergamum and Rhodes, who feared Syrian and Macedonian expansionism. The Romans defeated the Seleucid king, Antiochus III, in a three-year campaign and in 189 B.C. gave all of Asia Minor to Pergamum. Several wars were needed to subjugate Macedon, but in 168 B.C. Macedon lost the decisive Battle of Pydnaa and was turned into a Roman province 20 years later. Under Roman rule, the region’s economy was controlled by the quaestor, any of various public officials responsible for finance and administration in several areas of government and the military in ancient Rome. Aesillas, the quaestor under whom this coin was minted, clearly manipulated his influence into a position of power symbolized by this coin. Origin: Mediterranean Circa: 168 BC to 150 BC Collection: Numismatics Style: Macedonian Medium: Silver

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