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Ancient Rome Macedonia Tetradrachm with Artemis  167BC to 149BC
Ancient Rome Macedonia Tetradrachm with Artemis 167BC to 149BC

This tetradrachm (about 17 grams) comes from Macedonia (Greece) as a protectorate of Rome. The inscription ????D???? ?P?TH? means 'Macedonians First.'

Typical catalog values are:

worn: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $500

The coin in our picture comes from Künker GmbH & Co. in Osnabrück, Germany where it sold for $280 US dollars in a 2014 auction, a good price for such a nice-looking coin.

Artemis on the front of the coin was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. Her Roman equivalent is Diana. She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women. She often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows, as can be seen on her shoulder on the coin.

Coin: 18105 , Genre: Ancient
Requested by: Johannis, Tue, 21-Oct-2014 08:02:37 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 22-Oct-2014 20:44:19 GMT
Requester description: 0BC a woman's head looking to the right/text in Greek MACEDON ....other text
between them a mace approx: 17 grams MACEDON....
Tags: ancient rome macedonia tetradrachm artemis romana roman romanorum romen romanorvm roma macedon dekadrachm decadrachma tetradrachma tetradrachme decadrachm octadrachm dekadrachma woman head greek greece mace 17 grams gram femal women lady female feminine fem womans females womens ladys princess ladies greeks greco gramm gramos club god goddess gods deus deum dei deity godess devm deo dom divine dios

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