AE14. 1.89g, 13.8mm
MINTED: EUBOIA, Histiaia, circa 3rd century BC
REF: cf. SNG Cop 537 (rev symbol)
OBVERSE: Head of a Maenad right, star behind.
REVERSE: IΣ-TI, bull standing right, Nike flying above holding wreath.
Ex BCD Collection; ex Joseph J. Copeland Collection (Part II, Coin Galleries, 10 February 1993)
Good Fine. Deep bluish green patina. A little flatly struck.
A rare bronze of Histiaia, hardly ever seen on the market.
Histiaia was a city on the coast of eastern Greece that was part of the Delian League of Athens in the 5th century BC. When the inhabitants revolted against Athenian control in 446 BC, the city was beseiged, and its population subsequently deported to Macedonia or Thessaly. The city was then repopulated by 2000 Athenian colonists, though at the end of the Peloponnesian War (431–404 BC), the Athenians were likely expelled by Spartans and some of the original inhabitants restored to their city.
EUBOIA, Histiaia . 3rd century BC . AE14 . Ex BCD/Copeland . **Rare**
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