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Apollo / eagle on dolphin - coin from Istros - reverse Apollo / eagle on dolphin - coin from Istros - obverse
? 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

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