Ancient History Competition 32

After this ancient battle, one of the terms imposed on the defeated side was somewhat strange: they were required to stop importing salt! Which battle was it?

Economic historian and numismatic consultant

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  1. The battle of Pydna, 168 BC.
    In the aftermath of Perseus’ defeat the settlement of the Macedonian affairs by the Romans included some severe regulations for the fragmented kingdom. One of them was forbidding the importation of salt in the four districts (merides), as attested by Titus Livius. Moreover, intermarriages were not allowed and the operation of the gold and silver mines was not permitted (this lasted for about a decade).

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