Abdera, Thrace AR Greek Drachm 412-347 BC Ancient Greek Silver Coin Satyrs and Griffin Museum Reproduction CSGO0003

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Silver Greek Drachm Abdera, Thrace, struck 412-347 B.C. Unpublished in standard references type. This small and interesting Greek silver coin features the Janiform heads of two satyrs. Satyrs were mythological human like figures with the heads of goats and oftentimes depicted as having an erect phallus. Representations prior to 600 BCE depict the satyr with horse like legs. Janiform satyrs are found also on coinage of neighboring island of Thasos.

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Description

Abdera was an important ancient city on the Thracian coast, eleven miles east-northeast of the mouth of the Nestos River, almost directly opposite the island of Thasos. Some of the most stylistically pleasing coinage of the ancient world was struck in this Thracian city. Many of these coins bringing top dollar in international ancient coin auctions.
Design:
Obverse side
Janiform heads of two satyrs, each bearded, bald-headed and with an animal ear
Legend:
Anepigraphic

Reverse side
Griffin recumbent left
Legend:
ABΔH

A perfect choice for Numismatists, Historians, Military Veterans, Collectors.

Additional information

Weight 3.34 g
Dimensions 13.8 mm

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