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Callatis - Demeter / galley - pseudo-autonomous issue - reverse Callatis - Demeter / galley - pseudo-autonomous issue - obverse
? mm diameter, 6-7 grams, AE
Reverse: galley with 11 rows of oars to right, waves, above legend KAΛΛA TIAN ΩN, outer pearl circle
Obverse: Demeter with veil and attire, wearing "stephane" crown, bust to the right, at right two wheat ears, outer pearl circle

The ancient coin pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. GLV. Most probably this coin was worth 3 assaria.

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 AD.


The History of Callatis and More The Ancient Pontic World
and Its Connection to Romanians (with Map)
About Demeter


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