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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Thrace & Moesia| > |Maroneia| > SH19464
Maroneia, Thrace, c. 398 - 365 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.
SH19464. Silver triobol, SNG Cop 615, EF, superb horse, probably the finest specimen of the type we have seen, Maroneia (Maroneia-Sapes, Greece) mint, weight 2.755g, maximum diameter 14.1mm, die axis 0o, c. 398 - 365 B.C.; obverse forepart of horse left, Π − Λ flanking at neck; reverse bunch of grapes on a vine, rython lower left, MA lower right, all in a dotted linear square border within a square incuse; SOLD










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