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Euboia, Histiaia, AR Tetrobol, 3rd to 2nd centuries BC

¥24,016.52

Origin:
Euboia, Histiaia
Denomination:
AR Tetrobol
Composition:
Silver
Date:
3rd to 2nd centuries BC
Obverse:
Wreathed head of the Nymph Histiaia right
Reverse:
[IΣTI] - AEIΩN, Nymph Histiaia seated right on stern of galley, ornamented with wing, holding naval standard; trident below
Size:
14mm, 2.08g, 12h
Grade:
VF, lightly toned
Provenance:
ex Richard Winokur Collection; Classical Numismatic Group Inc., eAuction 151, Lot 52; ex Amphora Coins (David Hendin)
Reference:
SNG Soutzos 645; cf. SNG Christomanos 868-869 (no trident); cf. BCD 378 ff.; cf. SNG Alpha Bank 946-971
Euboia (Euboea) is the second-largest island in Greece. Histiaia was an ancient town on the island named after the nymph of the same name, daughter of Hyrieus. The town is mentioned in Homer's Iliad as being "rich in grapes".
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