||Apollo / eagle on dolphin||
? mm diameter, ? grams, AE |
Reverse: thalassic symbol used commonly by several Greek shore cities: sea eagle clawing a dolphin, legend IΣTPIH (ISTRIE) and mark A below the dolphin
|Obverse: laureate head of god Apollo to the right, outer pearl circle|
The ancient coin pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. GLV. This coin is not described in Moushmov catalog or in AMNG I (AMNG = Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands, B. Pick, 1898).
Most probably this coin was struck in the 4th-3rd century BC. The identification of the obverse head with Apollo does not seem to be very certain - the head looks very feminine.
|The Ancient Pontic World
and Its Connection to Romanians (with Map)
|The History of Histria and More (with pictures taken on site)||About Apollo|