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ID:     Macedon-RomanRule
Type:     Greek
Region:     MACEDONIA
City:     Amphipolis
Issuer:     Roman Rule
Date Ruled:     212 BC and after
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     167-148 BC
Weight:     16.9 g
Obverse Description:     Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield decorated with seven eight-pointed stars within double crescents, each separated by three pellets
Reverse Legend:     ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ
Reverse Description:     ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ (First Meris of Macedon) above and below club; monogram above, two monograms below; all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left
Mint:     Amphipolis
Primary Reference:     BMC Macedonia 8
Reference2:     SNG Cop 1314
Reference3:     AMNG III 40
Photograph Credit:     Akropolis Ancient Coins
Notes:     "Meris" is translated as "part." The Romans divided Macedonia into four "parts" for administration purposes.