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Teres I, Kings of Thrace Unpublished Type AR Oktadrachm 460-431 BC Ancient Greek Silver Coin Museum Reproduction CSGDO0017

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An Exceptional Silver Greek Octadrachm (31.5mm, 28.23g.) Kings of Thrace Teres I, Odrysian kingdom mint, struck 450-431 B.C. Unpublished in standard references.

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The face on obverse is the same face from the famous golden mask of Teres I and the reverse symbols are often used in coins from the Odrysian kingdom, which helps determine the mint period. Teres I was the first ruler of the Odrysian kingdom. The Odrysian kingdom was a union of Thracian tribes that endured between the 5th century BC and the 3rd century BC. It consisted largely of present-day Bulgaria, spreading to parts of Romanian Northern Dobruja, as parts of Northern Greece and modern-day European Turkey. King Seuthes III later moved the capital to Seuthopolis, now located at the bottom of the “Koprinka” reservoir near the town of Kazanlak in Central Bulgaria.

Teres I (Ancient Greek, “Τήρης”), (reigned 460–445 BC) was the first king of the Odrysian state of Thrace. Thrace had nominally been part of the Persian empire since 516 BC during the rule of Darius the Great, and was re-subjugated by Mardonius in 492 BC.
The Odrysian state was the first Thracian kingdom that acquired power in the region, by the unification of many Thracian tribes under a single ruler, King Teres probably in the 470’s after the Persian defeat in Greece. Teres, who united the 40 or more Thracian tribes under one banner, was well known for his military abilities and spent much of his life on the battlefield. He died during a military campaign in 445 BC. Historians argue it was against the Triballi, a Thracian tribe occupying a large amount of land to the north of Thrace. He was succeeded by his second son, Sitalces, who seemed to have taken on his father’s fighting prowess and used all the tribes to wage war with Macedon.
DESIGN:
Obverse side
Bearded face of Teres I facing slightly right
Legend:
THPEΩ (off flan)

Reverse side
Quadripartite incuse square with labrys, grape bunch, eagle with spread wings and amphora with high handles
Legend:
Anepigraphic

A perfect choice for Numismatists, Historians, Military Veterans, Collectors.

Weight 28,23 g
Dimensions 31,5 mm

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