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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Thrace & Moesia| > |Maroneia| > GA80225
Maroneia, Thrace, c. 398 - 385 B.C.
|Maroneia|, |Maroneia,| |Thrace,| |c.| |398| |-| |385| |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.
GA80225. Silver triobol, Sch÷nert-Geiss 264 (V47/R55); Mionnet I, p. 388, 157 (same dies); TraitÚ IV, p. 942, 1479 & pl. CCCXLIII, 7 (same dies); SNG Cop -, aVF, Maroneia (Maroneia-Sapes, Greece) mint, weight 2.581g, maximum diameter 13.2mm, die axis 90o, c. 398 - 385 B.C.; obverse forepart of prancing horse left, M-H/T around; reverse M-A, bunch of grapes on a vine, M - A flanking low across the field, all in a dotted linear square border within a square incuse; SOLD











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