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Olbia, Sarmatia, c. 5th Century B.C.
Olbia, Sarmatia, c. 5th Century B.C.

Bronze cast dolphin, cf. SGCV I 1684, SNG BM Black Sea 360 ff., SNG Stancomb 334 ff., SNG Pushkin 12 ff., SNG Cop 67 ff., F, Olbia (Parutino, Ukraine) mint, weight 1.726g, maximum diameter 28.9mm, obverse dolphin with raised dorsal fin

"Small cast dolphins were cast in Olbia, beginning 550 - 525 B.C., first as sacrificial objects for worship of Apollo and later as a form of currency."
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Mat  [Jul 10, 2015 at 02:45 PM]
Nice dolphins!