||5 assaria - Callatis - Greek imperial||
26-27 mm diameter, 12.41 grams, AE |
Reverse: eagle with spread wings standing on a small altar adorned with a garland between two legionary standards, denomination value E (Epsilon), legend KAΛΛATIANΩN, outer pearl circle
|Obverse: laureate Caracalla to the right, draped bust, legend AV K M AVP ANTONINO, outer pearl circle|
The pictures of the first ancient coin of Kallatis above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. Ion Šerban, collector of Pontic coins.
The pictures of the second ancient coin above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. GLV.
The coin corresponds to the description at number 295 in the Moushmov catalog and is described in AMNG I at position 320 (AMNG = Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands, B. Pick, 1898).
|The History of Callatis
|The Ancient Pontic World
and Its Connection to Romanians (with Map)
|About the Coin|