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Mesembria, Thrace, 3rd - 2nd Century B.C.
Mesembria (Mesambria) was a Doric settlement on an island at the Black Sea coast. Today a man-made isthmus connects it to the mainland. The modern name is Nesebar, an important seaside resort. Several ancient churches and ruins are preserved on the peninsula.
GB87732. Bronze AE 20, SNG BM 280 ff., SNG Cop 661, SGCV I 1676, VF, toned bronze, small green encrustations, crowded round flan, Mesambria (Nesebar, Bulgaria) mint, weight 6.584g, maximum diameter 19.5mm, die axis 0o
, 3rd - 2nd century B.C.; obverse diademed female head right; reverse METAM/BPIANΩN (T = archaic Greek letter sampi = ΣΣ), Athena Alkidemos advancing left, shield on right arm, brandishing spear in left hand; $90.00
Catalog current as of Friday, August 23, 2019.
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