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Coins in Antiquity

The mints of the 'Thraco-macedonian' people and of the aytonomous cities
The royal mint
The mints of the autonomous cities (2nd c. BC)
The mints of the Roman period

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Coin of Titus Quinctius Flamininus
Gold stater showing Titus Quinctius Flamininus, victor over Philip V at Kynoskephalai, 187 BC, Athens, Numismatic Museum.

Bronze coin of Thessalonike
Bronze coin of Thessalonike with the legend 'of the People of Thessalonike' inside a wreath, 187-168 BC, Athens, Numismatic Museum.

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Coin of Titus Quinctius Flamininus
187 BC


Bronze coin of Thessalonike
187-168 BC

In 188/7 BC, twenty years before the Macedonians' defeat by the Romans, Philip V decided to reopen those mines that had been closed down, and grant minting rights to specific Macedonian districts and cities. This measure was intended to finance the struggle of the last two Antigonid kings against the Romans.

For the first time since the 4th century BC large quantities of silver and bronze coins were issued by the "Macedonian People", the districts of Amphaxitis and Bottiaia and individual cities. These mints continued until 168 BC, the year of Perseus' defeat by the Romans.

See Also
History - Philip V and Perseus


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