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Macedonia as a Roman Protectorate. c. 166-165 BC. AE 23, 11.82g. Obv: Facing mask of Silenos, wearing ivy wreath. Rx: MAKE/ΔONΩN in two lines, Δ above; all within oak wreath. AMNG III 2, p. 8, 6, pl. 3, 12. SNG Copenhagen 1324. SNG Tubingen 1224. On the date, see P. MacKay, ANSMN 14 (1968), pp. 8-9, pl. 3. Dark olive patination. VF.
Ex Dr. Stephen Gerson Collection.
This appealing issue was interpreted by Gaebler as a punning type of D. Junius Silanus, struck in 142/1 BC. More recently though it has been reassigned by MacKay and others to the years immediately following the creation of the Roman Protectorate.