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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Macedonia| > |Other Macedonia| > GB92150
Uranopolis, Macedonia, c. 300 B.C.
The globe on this coin type of Uranoplis is the earliest known depiction of the earth in its actual shape. The exact location of Uranopolis is unknown, though perhaps the city was located on the peninsula of Athos. -- Wikipedia
GB92150. Bronze AE 17, SNG Cop 455; SNG ANS 914; SNG Evelpidis 1363; BMC Macedonia p. 134, 2; AMNG III p. 132, 3, F, green patina, scratches, Macedonia, Uranopolis mint, weight 3.776g, maximum diameter 16.7mm, c. 300 B.C.; obverse star of eight rays representing the sun; reverse Aphrodite Urania seated facing on globe, wearing chiton and peplos, star on head, long scepter vertical in right hand, OYPANI∆ΩN downward on right, ΠOΛEΩΣ downward on left; ex Wayne C. Phillips; scarce; SOLD










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