Thessalonica

The city was founded around 315 BC by the King Cassander of Macedon, on or near the site of the ancient town of Therma. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a half-sister of Alexander the Great and princess of Macedon as daughter of Philip II. Under the kingdom of Macedon the city retained its own autonomy and parliament and evolved to become the most important city in Macedon. After the fall of the kingdom of Macedon in 168 BC, Thessalonica became a free city of the Roman Republic under Mark Antony in 41 BC. Later it became the capital of all the Greek provinces of the Roman Empire due to the city's importance in the Balkan peninsula. When the Roman Empire was divided into the tetrarchy, Thessaloniki became the administrative capital of one of the four portions of the Empire under Galerius Maximianus Caesar, where Galerius commissioned an imperial palace, a new hippodrome, a triumphal arch and a mausoleum among others. Thessalonica remained an important city for Byzantine empire until its conquest by the ottomans in 1430.

Justinian I Hover to enlarge Justinian I

Justinian I
527 to 562 AD
Mint: Thessalonica
AE 8 Nummi
Obvs: DN IVSTINI(ANVS PP AVG), Diademed, draped, and cuirass.
Revs: H between smaller A and P, cross above. Dotted border.
16x18mm, 3.53g
$159.00
Order # B 205
DO I.100a, Sear 189

Heraclius Hover to enlarge Heraclius

Heraclius
629 to 630 AD
AE Follis, Thessalonica
Obvs: No legend. Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and Martina standing.
Revs: Large M, ANNO to left. Cross above, B below. X X to right, ΘЄC in ex
18x23mm, 4.0g
$0.00
Order # B 085
Ref: Sear 825, D.O. 150

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Licinius I Hover to enlarge Licinius I

Licinius I
Mint: Thessalonica
320 AD
AE Follis
Obvs: IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate head right.
Revs: DN LICINI AVG, around VOT XX. TSAVI in ex
19x20mm, 2.4g
$55.00
Order # RI 167
2003 RIC VII.509.89

Helena Hover to enlarge Helena

Helena
318 to 319 AD
Mint: Thessalonica
AE Follis
Obvs: HELENA N F, bare head right, waved hair, mantled.
Revs: Laurel wreath enclosing eight pointed star.
17x18mm, 3.05g
$695.00
Order # RI 213
Ref: RIC VII.505.50, Vagi 2898

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Constans Hover to enlarge Constans

Constans
Mint: Thesalonica
348 to 350 AD
AE 3
Obvs: DN CONSTANS PF AVG
Revs: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constans holding labarum and globe in galley piloted by Victory. TESΓ
18mm, 2.1g
$21.00
Order # LR 004
Ref: RIC VIII.412.120

Constans Hover to enlarge Constans

Constans
Mint: Thessalonica
337 to 348 AD
AE 4
Obvs: DN CONSTANS PF AVG
Revs: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN, two facing Victories holding wreaths. SMTSB
15mm, 1.6g
$5.00
Order # LR 060
Ref: RIC VIII.411.105

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Honorius Hover to enlarge Honorius

Honorius
408 to 423 AD
Thessalonica
AE 3
Obvs: DN HONORIVS PF AVG
Revs: GLORIA ROMANORVM, two emperors.
15mm, 1.0g
$15.00
Order # LR 031
Ref: RIC X.395

Theodosius I Hover to enlarge Theodosius I

Theodosius I
388 to 393 AD
Thessalonica
AE 4
Obvs: DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG
Revs: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory holding trophy and dragging captive. Chi Rho left, TESB
14mm, 1.3g
$21.00
Order # LR 081
Ref: RIC IX.65b

Valentinian I Hover to enlarge Valentinian I

Valentinian I
Mint: Thessalonica
367 to 375 AD
AE 3
Obvs: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG
Revs: SECRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Victory walking. *B *
17mm, 1.5g
$15.00
Order # LR 057
Ref: RIC IX.27a

Arcadius Hover to enlarge Arcadius

Arcadius
384 to 388
Mint: Thessalonica
AE 4
Obvs: DN ARCA(DIVS PF AVG)
Revs: GLORIA REIPVBLICE, Camp gate. Γ to left
12x13mm, 1.3g
$15.00
Order # RI 183
Ref: RIC IX.62c

Constantine I Hover to enlarge Constantine I

Constantine I
Thessalonica mint
319 AD
AE Follis
Obvs: CONSTANTINVS AVG, Bust left cuir. spear across right shoulder.
Revs: VICTORIA AVGG NN, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm branch. TSΔ
18mm, 2.6g
$250.00
Order # LR 075
RIC VII 60

Heraclius Hover to enlarge Heraclius

Heraclius
Mint: Thessalonica
610 to 641 AD
AE Follis
Obvs: No legend. Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and Martina standing.
Revs: Large M, ANNO to left. Cross above, B below. ΘЄC in ex.
18x23mm, 4.0g
$2.50
Order # B 216
Ref: Sear 825

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Alexius I Hover to enlarge Alexius I

Alexius I/ Transitional
AR Histamenon Nomisma
1081 to 1082 AD
Obvs: ::KЄRO ΛΛЄϞIω IC XC, Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion. Holds gospels in left hand
Revs: ·ΔIMITI ΔϵCΠTH, St. Demetrius standing 3/4 facing presenting labarum to Alexius which holds sword and grasps shaft of labarum.
27x29mm, 4.17g.
Thessalonica mint
$445.00
Order # B 279
Ref: Sear 1904, DOC 4.1
Note: Sear lists as "Extremely rare", chipped

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