Macedonia, Amphipolis, Tiberius
Description: Macedonia, Amphipolis, Tiberius (14-37 AD). TI KAIΣAΡ ΣEBAΣTOΣ; bare head right, countermark: stylized upper part of Artemis holding veil / AMΦIΠOΛITΩN; Artemis Tauropolos, holding inflated veil, riding on bull galloping right.
Diameter: AE21 mm
Weight: 5,32 g
Attribution: RPC I 1635; SNG ANS 160-5 var.
Commentary: the coin was countermarked though not worn and probably not revaluated, it could be some kind of tessera for Artemis festivities or approved donation for the temple ;delicate design, light green patina, some roughness
History: Artemis as a bull-handling female deity was introduced to Amphipolis by Macedonian kings.
Article Number: 003-08-04-41652