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Istros, Thrace, c. 280 - 255 B.C.
The obverse type has been variously interpreted as representing the Dioscuri, the rising and setting sun, and the two branches of the river Danube. - Greek Coins and Their Values by David Sear.
SH27178. Silver drachm, Dima subgroup VII, 6, pl. XXI, 6 (S, this coin); AMNG I/I 439; SNG BM -; SNG Stancomb -; SNG Cop -; BMC Thrace -, gVF, superb style, Istros (near Istria, Romania) mint, weight 4.600g, maximum diameter 17.2mm, c. 280 - 256/255 B.C.; obverse two facing male heads, left head inverted; reverse IΣTPIH, sea-eagle right, grasping a dolphin right with talons, ∆I I (control) below; this is the Dima plate coin (pl. XXI, 6)
Catalog current as of Thursday, August 22, 2019.
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