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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Geographic - All Periods > Thrace & Moesia > Maroneia > GB64023
Maroneia, Thrace, c. 146 B.C. - 1st Century A.D.
Maroneia was on the Aegean coast about midway between the mouths of the Hebrus and the Nestus rivers. The city was named after Maron, sometimes identified as a son of Dionysos, who in the Odyssey gives Odysseus the wine with which he intoxicates Polyphemos. Maroneia was famous for its wine, which was esteemed everywhere and was said to possess the odor of nectar.
GB64023. Bronze AE 20, Schönert-Geiss Maroneia 1690 (different dies); SNG Cop 634 var. (monogram); BMC Thrace, p. 131, 87 var. (same, etc.); SNG Evelpidis -; SNG Dreer -, VF, green patina, scratches, Maroneia (Maroneia-Sapes, Greece) mint, weight 7.808g, maximum diameter 20.3mm, die axis 0o, c. 146 B.C. - 1st century A.D.; obverse head of Herakles right; reverse MAPΩ/NITΩN, bridled horse galloping right, P∆Y monogram above; ex Helios Numismatik auction 7 (12 Dec 2011), lot 242; very rare; $125.00 SALE PRICE $113.00


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