4 Obol / 1 Tetrobol Ancient Greece (1100BC-330) Silver

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250BC - 150BC

EUBOIA. Histiaia (c.250-150 B.C.),

Silver Tetrobol.
Weight: 1.7-2.6 g
Diameter: 12.2-13mm
Head of the nymph Histiaia facing to right, wearing a wreath.
Rev. IΣTIAIE-ΩN , the nymph Histiaia seated on the stern of a galley to right, holding a stylis, the side of the stern decorated with a wing (cf. BMC 34ff.).
Histiaia, named after its patron nymph, commanded a strategic position overlooking the narrows leading to the North Euboian Gulf. In the Illiad, Homer describes the surrounding plain as “rich in vines.” In 480 B.C. the city was overrun by the Persians. After the Persian Wars it became a member of the Delian Confederacy. In 446 the Euboians revolted, seized an Athenian ship and murdered its crew. They were promptly reduced by Athens. Perikles exiled the population to Macedonia and replaced them with Athenians. The exiled population probably returned at the end of the Peloponnesian War in 404; thereafter they seem to have been largely under the control of Sparta until they joined the Second Athenian Confederacy in 376-375. The city appears to have become a member (for the first time) of the reconstituted league of Euboian cities in 340, but its allegiance during most of the 4th century seems to have vacillated between Athens and Macedonia. It was pro-Macedonian during the 3rd century, for which it was attacked in 208 and captured in 199 by a Roman-Pergamene force. The Roman garrison was removed in 194. To judge from the wide distribution of its coinage Histiaia continued to prosper. Little is known of its later history, but finds at the site indicate it continued to be inhabited in Roman, Byzantine, and later times.

References
Head, Barclay. A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Central Greece. (London, 1884).
Klein, Dieter. Sammlung von griechischen Kleinsilbermünzen und Bronzen, Nomismata 3. (Milano, 1999).
Numismatik Lanz. Münzen von Euboia: Sammlung BCD. Auction 111 (25 November 2002, München).
Sear, David. Greek Coins and Their Values, Volume 1: Europe. (London, 1978).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Denmark, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum. (Copenhagen, 1942-1979).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Greece 6. The Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection. From Thessaly to Euboea. (Athens, 2011).

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Posted by: anonymous  2016-03-16
Greece and posthellenic period - Euboea - Histiaia; tetrobol; Aw: Głowa nimfy Histiai w prawo; Rw: Nimfa trzymająca stylis, siedząca na galerze w prawo, z lewe i u dołu fragment inskrypcji; SNG Cop. 525; srebro 15 mm, 2.46 g - GRADE: II

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-08-28
EUBOIA. Histiaia. Tetrobol (3rd-2nd centuries BC). Obv: Wreathed head of nymph Histiaia right. Rev: IΣTIAIEΩN. Nymph seated right on galley, holding stylus; trident and monogram below. BCD Euboia 382. Condition: Very fine. Weight: 2.51 g. Diameter: 16 mm.

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-08-27
EUBOIA. Histiaia. Tetrobol (3rd-2nd centuries BC). Obv: Wreathed head of nymph Histiaia right. Rev: IΣTIAIEΩN. Nymph seated right on galley, holding stylus; star on prow. BCD Euboia 412. With original BCD tickets. Condition: Near extremely fine. Weight: 2.1 g. Diameter: 15 mm.

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-08-22
ANCIENT COINS, GREEK, Euboia, Histiaia (3rd to 2nd Century BC), Silver Tetrobol, head of nymph Histiaia facing right, wreathed with vine, rev I Σ TI-[A]IE Ω -N , nymph Histiaia seated right on a galley decorated with a winged thunderbolt, a monogram on right, 2.11g, 12h (BMC 113; BCD 416). Attr ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-08-19
The Prospero Collection of Ancient Greek Coins. EUBOIA. Histiaia (c.250-150 B.C.), Silver Tetrobol, 2.32g,. Head of the nymph Histiaia facing to right, wearing a wreath. Rev. IΣTIAIE-ΩN , the nymph Histiaia seated on the stern of a galley to right, holding a stylis, the side of the stern decora ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-08-18
[ 4394] EUBOIA: HISTIAIA Silver Tetrobol (17mm, 2.34 gm.) Struck c. 300-200 B.C. Reference: B.M.C 47. Head of nymph Histiaia right, wreathed with vine, hair rolled. ISTIAIEΩN, nymph Histiaia right on stern of galley, ornamented with wing, holding naval standard. This type, commemorated the ex ...

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BACTRIA, Kingdom of, Eukratides I, (170-145 B.C.), AE quadruple unit or hemi-obol (25x22mm), (7.60 grams), obv. pith helmeted head of Eukratides to right with legend ...

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Ionia, Magnesia, c. 350 BC. AR Tetrobol (or Hemidrachm; 2.96 g). Horseman prancing right, holding spear. Reverse: Bull butting left within circular maeander pattern; above and below, ethnic and ...

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Ptolemy I Soter AE Hemiobol, very rare Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt. Ptolemy I Soter (305-282 BC). Æ quarter obol (14 mm, 1.96 g). Tyre mint. Struck after 294 or 289/8 BC. Obv. Diademed head of Alexa ...
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