A copper coin issued by the city of Pella in Macedonia in the period 196-168 BC
Reference: Sear p.147 No.1447
Die axis: 12

Obverse Description

Head of Apollo facing right

Reverse Description

Tripod with Greek legend: {PEL LES}, at sides

Edge Description



Pella was founded in 399 BC by King Archelaus (413-399 BC) as the capital of his kingdom. Later it was the seat of the king Philip II and of Alexander the Great, his son. After Perseus lost the Battle of Pydna on 22 June 168 BC Macedonia came under Roman rule, Pella was sacked by the Romans, and its treasury transported to Rome. This coin belongs to the last pre-Roman period of the city.

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