BC New Style AR Tetradrachm Coin. Mint Place: Athens Mint Year: Struck 143/142 BC Magistrates: Diopha & and Diodo.
Denomination: Tetradrachm (New Style) References: HGC 4, 1602. Certified and graded by NGC as Choice XF! Ruler (Emperor): Caecilia Paulina (a posthumous strike in the name of Caecilia Paulina, the wife of Maximinus I Thrax who died before or shortly after her husband's accession to the throne). Weight: 16.82gm Diameter: 35mm Material: Silver. Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet decorated with a vine scroll, Pegasus springing right above upturned cheek flap, protomes of five horses on visor.
Reverse: Owl standing facing on overturned amphora. Privy mark (Apollo standing right) in left field, inscription? O split in fields, engraver´s initials (MF) below. Was an Ancient Greek silver coin equivalent to four drachmae. In Athens it replaced the earlier "heraldic" type of didrachms and it was in wide circulation from c.
The Athenian tetradrachm was perhaps the most widely used coin in the Greek world before the time of Alexander the Great. The silver tetradrachm is believed to be the coin given to Judas for betraying Jesus. , or the Attic peninsula, is a historical region that encompasses the city of Athens, the capital of Greece and its countryside.It is a peninsula projecting into the Aegean Sea, bordering on Boeotia to the north and Megaris to the west. The southern tip of the peninsula, known as Laurion, was an important mining region. The history of Attica is tightly linked with that of Athens, and specifically the Golden Age of Athens during the classical period. Ancient Attica (Athens city-state) was divided into demoi or municipalities from the reform of Cleisthenes in 508/7 BC, grouped into three zones: urban.
In the region of Athens main city and Piraeus (port of Athens), coastal. Along the coastline and inland. The modern administrative region of Attica is more extensive than the historical region and includes Megaris as part of the regional unit West Attica, and the Saronic Islands and Cythera, as well as the municipality of Troizinia on the Peloponnesian mainland, as the regional unit Islands. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Ancient\Greek (450 BC-100 AD)". The seller is "coinworldtv" and is located in this country: AT.
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