Thessaly Thessalian League 40-4BC Silver Stater good Very Fine

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Thessaly Thessalian League 40-4BC Silver Stater good Very Fine

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  • Graded good Very Fine, and notable for the great detail, well-centred strike and lovely even toning, we have just one Thessalian Silver Stater available.
  • A stunning portrait type, with exceptional detail in the depiction of Zeus, Greek King of the Gods, this superbly preserved 2,000+ year-old coin was issued by the Thessalian League under their military governor, Petraios.
  • Measuring 24mm in diameter.

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Petraios – ally of Caesar, executed by Brutus

Established in the 5th century BC, the Thessalian League was a loose confederation of cities and towns on the Thessalian Plains in Greece. By the 1st century BC, the League was under Roman control, and Thessaly played a key role in the Roman civil wars. A strong supporter of Julius Caesar in the conflict with Pompey, the man who authorised the issue of this coin – Petraios – was executed by Caesar’s assassin, Brutus.

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