Authentic Ancient Coin of:Greek city of Byzantion in Thrace
Silver Hemidrachm 9mm (1.79 grams) Struck circa 357-340 B.C.
Reference: Sear 1583 Schnert-Geiss, Byzantion 750-850 SNG BM Black Sea 12 SNG Copenhagen 484-5
Forepart of advancing cow left on dolphin above, monogram.
Ornamented trident head.A prosperous city, through its control of the vital grain trade from the Black Sea, Byzantion was founded by Megarian colonists about 657 B.C., and was besieged by Philip of Macedon, 340/339 B.C.
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