|Area/Ruler:||Macedonia under Roman rule|
|Period:||158 BC - 150 BC|
|Date of Issue:||158 BC - 150 BC|
|Obverse:||Bust of Artemis Tauropolos right, bow and quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield.|
|Reverse:||Club, MAKEΔONΩN ΠPΩTHΣ above and below; Monogram above and two below; all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left.|
|Reference:||GCV 1386 variant|
Amphipolis was founded by the Athenians in 437 BC on the river Strymon in Macedonia to protect their mining interests in the north. It was the main power base of the Athenians in Thrace but, in 424 BC, surrendered to the Spartan general, Brasidas. The city preserved its independence until 357 when it was captured by Philip II of Macedon, when it became an integral part of Macedonia.
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