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    MACEDON. Philippi. Time of Claudius to Nero (ca. 48-61 AD). AE18. NGC AU, smoothing. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Battle of Philippi. VIC-AVG, Victory standing left on base, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left / COHOR-PRAE-PHIL, three signa. RPC I 1651. SNG ANS 674 (Time of Augustus).

    Believed to be minted at Philippi in Macedonia. This was the site of the great battle where Antony and Octavian had defeated the forces of Brutus and Cassius in 42 B.C. Augustus later settled the veterans of a Praetorian Cohort at Philippi, and he conferred upon them the right to mint coins, of which this is an example. This issue was struck to commemorate the anniversary of the battle of Philippi in 42 BC and was originally attributed to the time of Augustus. Recent scholarship has since re-attributed it to a much later date based on metal composition and hoard evidence. The 100 year anniversary was in 58 AD and it seems likely this is the date of these coins.


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