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ID:     tripolis
Type:     Greek
Region:     THESSALY
City:     Tripolis
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Trichalkon
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     c. 350 BC
Diameter:     19 mm
Weight:     7.15 g
Obverse Description:     Laureate head of Apollo r., border of dots
Reverse Legend:     ΤΡΙΠΟΛΙΤΑΝ
Reverse Description:     Tripod-lebes
Mint:     Tripolis
Primary Reference:     CNG Triton XV, 793
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=199403
Special Comments:     See also : Liampi, Numismatisches, p. 16 (obv.=V2, rev.=new); see also Lanz 151 (30 June 2011) 379 and Nomos 4, 1361 for the same obv. die.
Grade:     gF
Notes:     Tripolis was formed from the synoikismos of three towns in Perrhaibia: Azoros, Doliche, and Pythion. There are some ruins but little has been investigated and virtually nothing is known about the site. There are some coins attributed to the city, all extremely rare bronzes dating to the 2nd quarter of the 4th century BC.