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horned god Istros / eagle on dolphin - Greek coin from Istros - reverse horned god Istros / eagle on dolphin - Greek coin from Istros - obverse
13-16 mm diameter, 2-3 grams, AE
Reverse: Greek thalassic symbol: sea eagle clawing a dolphin, inscription IΣTPI (ISTRI)
Obverse: river god Istros, with beard and mustache, with bull horns

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 145 in the Moushmov catalog and is described in AMNG I at position 468 (AMNG = Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands, B. Pick, 1898). The coin was probably struck in the 4th-3rd century BC.


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