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Maroneia, Thrace, c. 146 - 100 B.C.
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.
GB74718. Bronze AE 21, Schönert-Geiss
Maroneia 1566, BMC Thrace
p. 130, 80; SNG Cop
645; Lindgren II
805, aF, green patina
, weak strike
, Maroneia (Maroneia-Sapes, Greece
) mint, weight
5.916g, maximum diameter
21.3mm, die axis
, c. 146 - 30 B.C.; obverse head
of young Dionysos right, wearing band across forehead, and ivy wreath
MAPΩNITΩN, Dionysos standing left, nude but for chlamys
on left arm, bunch of grapes in right hand, two stalks of narthex
in left hand, chlamys
on left arm; SOLD
Catalog current as of Sunday, October 22, 2017.
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