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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Macedonia| > |Other Macedonia| > GA89340
Neapolis, Macedonia, c. 525 - 480 B.C.
Neapolis, Macedonia (Kavala, Greece today), was founded by settlers from Thasos near the end of the 7th century B.C., to exploit the rich gold and silver mines of the area. At the end of the 6th century B.C. Neapolis ("new city" in Greek) claimed its independence from Thasos and struck its own silver coins with the head of Gorgon. A member of the Athenian League, Neapolis was besieged by the allied armies of the Spartans and the Thasians in 411 B.C., during the Peloponnesian War, but remained faithful to Athens. The Apostle Paul landed at Neapolis on his second and third missionary journeys.
GA89340. Silver obol, SNG ANS 424; Rosen 106; Klein 155; BMC Macedonia p. 84, 13; HGC 3 585; SNG Cop -, VF, rough, scratches, etched, lamination defects, Macedonia, Neapolis mint, weight 1.090g, maximum diameter 9.2mm, c. 525 - 480 B.C.; obverse facing head of Medusa (gorgoneion); reverse rough incuse; $90.00


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