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!