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Demeter / eagle on dolphin, cornucopia and wheat ear - Greek coin from Istros - reverse Demeter / eagle on dolphin, cornucopia and wheat ear - Greek coin from Istros - obverse
21 mm? diameter, 7 grams?, AE
Reverse: inscription IΣTP (ISTR), Greek thalassic symbol: sea eagle clawing a dolphin, MON below, at left horn of plenty and wheat ear above
Obverse: veiled head of goddess Demeter wearing wheat ear wreath, to the right, with circular countermark with a beardless head

The ancient coin pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. GLV. The coin is a variant of the one described in AMNG I at position 474 (AMNG = Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands, B. Pick, 1898). The coin was probably struck in the 2nd-1st century BC.


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