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M*an* AR drachm 470-450 BC., Apollonia, Medusa, est.$250
Item Number : 72741
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QuantityN/A LocationGraz, AUSTRIA
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Started12/3/2019 5:01:05 PM EST   
Ends12/18/2019 5:01:05 PM EST   
Item Owner (Ratings)moneta_auction (324)       
High Bidder (Ratings)NORMAN K (67)  
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AR Drachm 470-450 BC., Apollonia Pontika, Thrace - head of Gorgoneion facing, low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, large open mouth, teeth and protruding tongue, thin snakes for hair / upright anchor, A to left and crayfish to right (3.37 grams, 14/13 mm) Apollonia Pontika mint, SNG Cop. 454 SNG BM Black Sea 153-6, Very fine, toned, estimate $250



The 5th and 4th century BC., coinage of Apollonia Pontika reflects that city"s origins - commercial wealth and maritime power. The gorgon was a popular apotropaic device, seen as warding off evil, thus a number of ancient Greek cities adopted it as a coin design. The anchor and the crayfish attest to the city"s reliance on maritime commerce for its economy and the anchor depicted on these coins is actually one of the first anchors of modern design rendered in Greek art.


Early archaic type in Ionian style Gorgoneion (Medusa). Attractive and desirable!




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