Macedon Under Rome Silver Tetradrachm CH-VF NGC (167-148 BC)

Macedon Under Rome Silver Tetradrachm CH-VF NGC (167-148 BC)

Product Specifications

Product ID: 55714
Year: Random
Grade: Very Fine
Grade Service: NGC
Denomination: Tetradrachm
Mint Mark: Not Shown
Metal Content: 0.533 troy oz
Purity: N/A
Manufacturer: Athens Mint
Thickness: Varies
Diameter: Varies
Inner Pack: N/A
Outer Pack: N/A

Product Details

MACEDONIA (Under Roman Rule)
This Silver Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.7g), was minted sometime from 167- 148 BC. Issued for use in Macedonia which occupied a large section of northern Greece. Macedonia became a Roman province after the battle of Pydna in 168 BC in which Roman General Lucius Paullus defeated King Perseus of Macedon.
Obverse: Macedonian shield at center with right facing bust of Artemis, Greek goddess of the hunt shown with a quiver of arrows.
Reverse: Club within oak wreath with legend on either side: MAKEDONON / PROTHS which roughly translates to MACEDONIANS FIRST.

Each coin in this listing has been graded Choice Very Fine by NGC. Well preserved examples for being more than 2100 years old!

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