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ID:     737063
Type:     Greek
Region:     THESSALY
City:     Thessalian League
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     196-146 BC
Diameter:     21 mm
Weight:     6.03 g
Obverse Description:     Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse Legend:     ΘΕΣΣΑ−ΛΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Athena Itonia advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield; [Σ]ΩΣ−ΙΠΑ[ΤΡΟΣ] above, small Ν−Ι flanking Athena, ΓΟΡΓΩ[ΠΑΣ] in exergue
Primary Reference:     McClean 4873
Reference2:     BMC Thessaly pg. 3, 25 var. (no N-I)
Reference3:     SNG Cop 295 var. (no N-I)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=52134
Grade:     EF
Notes:     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