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Apollonia Pontika Silver Drachm Circa 400BC £220.00
Apollonia Pontika Silver Drachm Circa 400BC
18x13mm, 3.29g

Obverse, 'gorgon' head; reverse, anchor with 'A' to right and crayfish to left.

The City of Apollonia Pontika was founded in 610 BC by Ionian Greeks originating from Miletus in Anatolia, and was named after Apollo, of which a large bronze statue guarded the harbour. The Romans sacked the city in 72 BC and it was later renamed Sozopol in the 4th century AD following its acceptance of Christianity, which exists to the present day within Bulgaria.

Boldly struck with good details.

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