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Demeter / eagle on dolphin - Greek coin from Istros - reverse Demeter / eagle on dolphin - Greek coin from Istros - obverse
18-19 mm? diameter, 5-6 grams?, AE
Reverse: inscription IΣTPI (ISTRI), Greek thalassic symbol: sea eagle clawing a dolphin, ensign below
Obverse: veiled head of goddess Demeter wearing wheat ear wreath, to the right

The ancient coin pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. GLV. The coin corresponds to the description at number 148 in the Moushmov catalog (but with a different ensign) and is described in AMNG I at position 472* (AMNG = Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands, B. Pick, 1898). The coin was probably struck in the 3rd-2nd century BC.

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