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ID:     189876
Type:     Greek
Region:     THESSALY
City:     Thessalian League
Date Ruled:     196-146 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     196-146 BC
Diameter:     21 mm
Weight:     6.35 g
Obverse Description:     Laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse Legend:     ΘΕΣΣΑ−ΛΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Athena advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield; ΣΩΣ−ΙΠΑΤΡ[ΟΣ] above, [Γ]ΟΡΓΩ[ΠΑΣ] in exergue
Primary Reference:     McClean 4865 var. (reverse legend break)
Reference2:     SNG Cop 295 var. (reverse legend break)
Reference3:     BMC Thessaly pg. 3, 25 var. (reverse legend break)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Choice 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