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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
, 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
Catalog current as of Sunday, October 22, 2017.
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