Macedonia Tetradrachm, Artemis

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  1. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    When I first got into ancient coins this was one of the first coins I saw on a dealer website that I always wanted. I always liked the bust of Artemis on it and the overall design of the coin.

    Fast forward over 10 years later & I saw this added on Ken's Vcoins Store back in April & bought it.

    After eyeing them for a decade, it's nice to finally have one.

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    Macedonia, Roman Protectorate, First Meris, (167 - 148 B.C.)
    AR Tetradrachm
    O: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield.
    R: MAKEDONWN PRWTHS; Club; monogram above, two monograms below; all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left.
    Amphipolis Mint
    16.56g
    30mm
    SNG Copenhagen 1315 // AMNG 176
     
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  3. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Congrats, Mat! Cool to get that coin you have ogled for a long time! Very nice example, and wish I had one of these!
     
  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I've been wanting one since someone on CT (I think Steve) posted one many years ago. I've not found one for which I'm willing to pay the high price. Congrats @Mat
     
  5. NewStyleKing

    NewStyleKing Beware of Greeks bearing wreaths

    Often found in hoards in Thrace/Bulgaria. Look for works by Propakov or Paunov. They are hence deemed to have been produced to pay mercenaries along with New Styles , Aesillas and, Marionea, Thasos imitatives . Interesting stuff these hoards.
     
  6. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    One of my favorite types. I had to wait awhile to get the one I wanted too, though not as long as 10 years. Congrats on the pickup!

    Macedonia - First Meris Tetradrachm 1946.jpg MACEDONIA, Roman Protectorate
    AR Tetradrachm. 16.84g, 32.7mm. MACEDONIA (as Roman Protectorate), First Meris, Amphipolis mint, circa 167 - 149 BC. SNG Cop 1313; Prokopov 127. O: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield. R: Club; monogram above, two monograms below, MAKEΔONΩN above, ΠPΩTHΣ below; all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left.
     
  7. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Congrats Mat, I like m too. The concave shape is like a real mini shield.
    Here's mine:

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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I will have one eventually. It just hasn't happened yet. Had a near miss, once.
     
  9. TheRed

    TheRed Supporter! Supporter

    Congrats on the awesome coin @Mat that is a great addition. I would love to add such a tetradrachm to my collection one day.
     
  10. NewStyleKing

    NewStyleKing Beware of Greeks bearing wreaths

    There was a very rare 2nd Meris sold today for around 1000 E.
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  11. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    MacedonTetRomanRule800.jpg
    MACEDON, Under Roman Rule. First Meris. Circa 167-148 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31 mm; 6.92 gm, 1h). Amphipolis mint. Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield decorated with seven eight-pointed stars within double crescents, each separated by three pellets. Rev: ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ, club; monogram above, two monograms below; all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left. AMNG III 40; SNG Copenhagen 1314; SNG Ashmolean 3299.
     
  12. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Some beautiful examples posted.

    Is there anything special with some, like @zumbly and @PeteB having little hair curls on the forehead?
     
  13. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Macedon Roman Protectorate Ar Tetradrachm Prokopov 560 HGC 1103. 16.67 grms 28 mm Photo by W. Hansen macedon4.jpg
     
  14. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    It's always a great feeling to finally acquire a long coveted type. Congrats @Mat!
     
  15. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    I love the bust on that one. Great coin!
     
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