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Obolos Webauction 10

Nomos, Obolos Webauction 10

Celtic, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and early Medieval Coins, multiple lots

Sa, 30.06.2018, from 4:00 PM CEST
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★ Commemorating the games in Beroea to honour Alexander the Great ★

MACEDON. Koinon of Macedon . Period of Gordian III, 238-244. Triassarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 13.63 g, 1 h), Beroea. AΛEΞANΔP-OY Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right. Rev. KOINON MAKEΔONΩN B NE/Ω Two prize urns, containing palm frond, set upon agonistic table with decorated legs; between legs OΛYMΠI-A AΛEΞA-NΔPIA in three lines. AMNG 801. Very rare and important. With a dark brown glossy patina. Good very fine.

From a European collection formed before 2010.

This coin commemorates the games held in Beroea that honored Alexander and also had Olympic status. The Neokoria was awarded to the cities that possessed a temple honoring the cult of the emperor. Nerva awarded the first Neokoria to Beroea; the second was awarded by Elagabalus. However, the second neocorate was withdrawn by Severus Alexander, possibly because Elagabalus had awarded it; the title was restored during the reign of Gordian III.

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