||Demeter / Dioscuri - Kallatis||
? mm diameter, ? grams, AE |
Reverse: Dioscuri standing, facing each other, holding the reins of their horses, legend: KA ΛΛA TI ANΩN, outer pearl circle
|Obverse: Demeter with veil and attire, to the right, wearing "stephane" crown, two wheat ears, outer pearl circle|
The ancient coin pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. GLV. This coin is probably worth three assaria. The coin somewhat corresponds to the description at number 206 in the Moushmov catalog and to the description at position in 286 in AMNG I (AMNG = Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands, B. Pick, 1898).
About the pseudo-autonomous issues
The name pseudo-autonomous is usually given to the coins that, in spite of being issued by a Greek city under the rule of a Roman emperor, do not depict the head of the emperor or of another member of the imperial family. The coin presented on this page falls in this category. It was possibly minted in the second half of 2nd century, or maybe at the beginning of the 3rd century AD.
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