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Silver Tetrobol Of Histiaea On Island Of Euboea - FJ.0469
Origin: Greece
Circa: 196 BC to 146 BC

Collection: Greek Coin Rings
Medium: Silver-Gold

$2,300.00
Location: United States
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Description
This charming coin reflects the civic pride of Histiaea and tells us much about a particular moment of history: on one side is the nymph Histiaea—from whom the city takes its name— standing astride the stern of a galley; on the other is the head of a maenad, a follower f the wine God Dionysos. We know the city derived its political power from the sea and its economic riches from wine; its coinage pays homage to both. To wear this splendid ring is to travel back to a forgotten world which comes alive once more only in the imagination and the dreams of modern men. - (FJ.0469)

 

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