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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 AU (Story Vault)

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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 AU (Story Vault)

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Greek Island of Euboea, Histiaea Silver Tetrobol 3rd-2nd Centuries BC

This 3rd-2nd Centuries BC AR Tetrobol comes from an island, Euboea, that occupied an important strategic location in antiquity. This tetrobol (four obols) was found to be in incredible condition considering its age. Its appearance has only slightly diminished since it was originally struck over twenty-one centuries ago.

What does the design of this Histiaea Tetrobol represent?

The obverse of this Histiaea Tetrobol is most frequently thought to be the goddess of the city, Nymph Histiaea. An alternative interpretation is that the image is that of a woman follower of Dionysus, the wine-god. Such followers were known as Maenad, and it’s possible that Histiaea was one. On the reverse, a Nymph holds either a naval standard or the thyrsus of a Maenad as she sits on a warship’s winged prow.

What does AU from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation mean?

When the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) grades a coin Almost Uncirculated, it means that the coin has slight wear. While the piece has full details, the highpoints may have minor softness.

Own a piece of ancient Greek history by ordering this 3rd-2nd Centuries BC AR Island of Euboea, Histiaea Tetrobol for your collection today!


Year of Issue:3rd-2nd Centuries BC
Mint:Euboea Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:AU
Composition:Silver
Country:Greek Island of Euboea
Legal Tender:Greek Island of Euboea
Currency:Tetrobol
Denomination:1