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ID:     154881
Type:     Greek
Region:     THESSALY
City:     Thessalian League
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     196-146 BC
Diameter:     25 mm
Weight:     5.75 g
Obverse Description:     Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath
Reverse Legend:     ΘΕΣΣΑ−ΛΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Athena advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield; to right, Artemis standing right, holding torch; ΦΙΛΙΠ−ΠΟΥ above, ΘΕΜΙΣΤΟΓΕΝΗΣ in ex.
Primary Reference:     BMC Thessaly pg. 3, 28
Reference2:     SNG Cop 296
Reference3:     McClean -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=55410
Grade:     aEF
Notes:     Rare. This denomination has traditionally been called a "double victoriatus." We are grateful to Yiannis Stoyas for informing us that the correct term is "stater," as attested to in a number of inscriptions from the time