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Demeter, Thrace, Byzantion (220-240BC)
THRACE, Byzantion. Circa 240-220 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 12.07 gm). Veiled and wreathed head of Demeter right / Poseidon seated right on rocks, holding trident in left arm, aphlaston in right hand. Magistrate [EPI SI]LWN[OS], a man called Silo, is located below Poseidon.

Schoenert-Geiss, Byzantion, p. 135, no. 1004, pl. 44, citing and illustrating Naville I, 1920, 1135, same dies. SNG Black Sea 59-61.

From the Garth R. Drewry Collection; ex. Superior Galleries, May 30, 1995.

Owned & posted by Cogito
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Jochen  [Apr 15, 2005 at 10:03 PM]
greek aphlaston, lat. aplustria, name of the curved decorative extension of the stern post of an ancient warship, a symbol of a naval victory.
cogito  [Jan 19, 2006 at 07:26 PM]
Mr. Sermarini, please delete this gallery entry. As owner of this coin, I hold sole copyright. You will not profit from my work or submissions.
whitetd49  [Jan 19, 2006 at 11:12 PM]
What is going on?!
*Alex  [Jan 07, 2008 at 08:39 AM]
Cogito didn't read the small print.
Nikos K  [Dec 21, 2009 at 06:35 PM]
Very beautiful coin
Noah  [Dec 26, 2010 at 11:34 PM]
...awkward...still a nice coin even with the added tension!
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