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Greek Island of Euboea, Histiaea Silver Tetrobol (c.3rd-2nd Centuries BC) - obv. Nymph/rv. Nymph on Stern of Ship NGC Ch. XF

Greek Island of Euboea, Histiaea Silver Tetrobol (c.3rd-2nd Centuries BC) - obv. Nymph/rv. Nymph on Stern of Ship NGC Ch. XF
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Why add this Silver Tetrobol from the Greek city of Histiaea to your collection of ancient coinage?

The ancient city of Histiaea was located on the Island of Euboea, the second largest of the Greek islands, at the entrance of the North Euboean Gulf. Coinage of the city, such as this Silver Tetrobol struck in the 3rd-2nd Centuries BC, traditionally reflected its importance as a seaport, coupled with imagery honoring the city's namesake, the water nymph Histiaea.

Incredible Symbolic Imagery

The obverse features an elegant portrait of the nymph Histiaea, her hair fashioned in a rolled style secured by a wreath of twisted vines and leaves.

An incredibly detailed scene adorns the reverse, depicting the full figure of Histiaea proudly grasping a naval standard while seated on the stern of a Greek galley, which is ornamented with the image of a wing. The Greek inscription meaning "of Histiaea" appears above the ship, with the symbol of a double-headed axe (labrys) below.

Choice Extremely Fine Ancient Silver Coin

This Silver Tetrobol, struck on the Greek Island of Euboea, c.3rd-2nd Centuries BC, is graded Ch. XF, Choice Extremely Fine, by NGC Ancients, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's division dedicated to the review of ancient coinage. Having a Sheldon Scale equivalent of 45, the superbly struck coin features complete details with visible but moderate wear evident on highest surfaces. The coin's beautiful condition is preserved and protected, sonically sealed in a labeled NGC holder.

Don't hesitate to add this remarkable Greek Silver Tetrobol struck c.3rd-2nd Centuries BC to your ancient coin collection today!


Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. XF