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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 XF

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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 XF

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Why purchase this c.3rd-2nd Centuries BC Silver Tetrobol from the Greek Island of Euboea?

The ancient port city of Histiaea held a position of importance as a large fertile plain at the center of the island of Euboea, at the entrance of the North Euboean Gulf. Historian believe that Homer resided in the city at some point during his lifetime, as he described the region as "rich in grapes" in the "Iliad." This Silver Tetrobol was struck in the city of Histiaea, in about the 3rd-2nd Centuries BC.

Remarkable Design Details

A right facing portrait of the nymph Histiaea appears on the obverse, wearing a pendant type earring and necklace. Her hair is elegantly styled, entwined with grape vines and leaves.

The reverse also portrays the nymph Histiaea, seated facing right upon the stern of a Greek galley, grasping a naval standard in her left hand. The ship's hull is decorated with a wing, the symbol of a trident below. The Greek inscription represents "of Histiaea."

Graded Extremely Fine by NGC Ancients

NGC Ancients, the ancient coin division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), reviewed this Silver Tetrobol struck c.3rd-2nd Centuries BC on the Greek Island of Euboea and determined it to be in Extremely Fine (XF) condition. Similar to a coin graded 40 on the Sheldon Scale, the coin exhibits complete details with some of the highest design elements exhibiting ancient circulation wear. The coin is presented in an NGC protective holder with certification label.

Add this impressive ancient Silver Tetrobol from the Greek city of Histiaea to your collection!


Grading Service:NGC
Grade:XF