tetradrachm


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tetradrachm

(ˈtɛtrəˌdræm)
n
(Historical Terms) Greek history an ancient coin with a value of four drachmas
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The Romans imposed on Egypt the tetradrachm, a fiat currency worth about four times its metallic content (Milne 1927, 6; Johnson 1936, 427-28, 433).
silver tetradrachm coins, and the owl figurines that one is bombarded with when visiting Athens.
A Scotland, gold unicorn, James III 1484-1488 realised pounds 2,700, a Greek, Siculo-Punic series, silver tetradrachm coin, 350-325BC sold for pounds 2,100 a Greek Carthage, electrum shekel-didrachm coin, 290-280BC achieved pounds 1,400 and a Scotland, gold demi coin of James I, 1406-1437 sold for pounds 1,250 We will shortly be having a specialist valuation day at our Southport office, 43 Hoghton Street, with our specialist Hugh Gregory, who is a fellow of the Gemological Society and Horological Society.
10) The earliest documented intercalary month in the Parthian Macedonian calendar is given by a tetradrachm of Orodes II with the date stamp TOP EM TI (assar 2003: 178, 182).
A silver Tetradrachm Roman coin, from the reign of Emperor Otho, AD69, under review by Dr Matthew Ponting, at Liverpool University's Hartley Building Picture: MARTIN BIRCHALL' The collection will unearth secrets about Roman life' A half milimetre drill is used to extract metals from the coin' Unknown Roman coins' A Roman coin
The second highest lot was a silver tetradrachm from Naxos, Sicily, possibly struck to mark the city's refoundation in 461 BC, which sold for $994,500 on an estimate of $125,000 (Fig.
The main series dated from 277 (an Alexandrian billon tetradrachm of Probus) to imitation 3AE of the House of Theodosius.
In the vicinity of Bogazkoy is a Galatian burial dated by a silver tetradrachm of the Cappadocian king Ariobarzanes I, issued in 70-63 BC (Bittel 1976; 1978).
However, they also looked to the future and the new Ptolemaic Empire that they were in the process of creating by utilising either familiar symbols in a new way, or entirely new symbols in a familiar way; one example of this is found in the series of silver denarii and tetradrachms issued after the Donations of Alexandria which bear Cleopatra and the legend REGINAE REGVM FILIORVM REGVM CLEOPATRAE on the obverse and Antonius and the legend ANTONI ARMENIA DEVICTA on the reverse.
The majority of the hoard is composed of silver Hellenistic tetradrachms and drachms of royal issues, with the rest consisting of Alexander-type coins issued by the Seleucid kingdom and a few other issues.
As was later discovered during the criminal investigations and the subsequent judicial inquiry, the gold bracelets were found together with gold staters of pseudo-Lysimachus type, silver Thassos type 2 tetradrachms, Dacian tetradrachms of Radulesti-Hunedoara type and other objects.
They cover behavioral aspects of the northern Syria 2007 hoard of Athenian Owls from the Near East; a metallurgical perspective on Athenian tetradrachms from Tel Mikhal; the eras of Pamphylia and the Seleucid invasions of Asia Minor; the Antiochus III hoard; the metrology of Judaean small bronze coins; Severus Alexander, the Temple of Jupiter Ultor, and Jovian iconography on Roman imperial coinage; and a comparative statistical approach to early Byzantine coin circulation in the eastern provinces.