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Uncertain Thraco-Macedonian Tribes AR Tetradrachm 520-470 BC (Type similar to the Orreskioi Tribe) Ancient Greek Silver Coin Running Centaur Museum Reproduction CSGT0049

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Silver Greek Tetradrachm, uncertain Thraco-Macedonian tribe, struck 520-470 B.C., coin type similar to an issue from the Orreskioi tribe (AMNG III, p. 134, 6 and pl. XXVI, 3; Lanz 151, 341; Nomos 6, 38). Unpublished in standard references.

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Though often quite crude, the coinage of the Thraco-Macedonian tribes and regions can be among the most interesting of the entire corpus of Greek numismatics.

A centaur was a favorite type of the Orreskioi, a tribe, which was spread over a considerable area within Macedonia and Thrace. In Greek mythology, the centaurs are a composite race of creatures, part human and part horse. This half-human and half-animal composition has led many writers to treat them as liminal beings, caught between the two natures, embodied in contrasted myths, both as the embodiment of untamed nature, as in their battle with the Lapiths, or conversely as teachers, like Chiron. Centaurs were said to have inhabited the region of Magnesia and Mount Pelion in Thessaly, the Foloi oak forest in Elis, and the Malean peninsula in southern Laconia.
DESIGN:
Obverse side
Bearded centaur in the ‘running-kneeling’ posture to right
Legend:
ΜΙΓΔΩΝΩΝ (retrograde)

Reverse side
Incuse square divided by straight lines into five compartments
Legend:
Anepigraphic

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

Weight 16,87 g
Dimensions 26,7 mm

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