Bronze, AE.12, Ancient Greek States Thrace Istrus, circa 200 BC.
Head of Apollo (?) facing right
Sea-eagle with closed wings above dolphin
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 200 BC
Istrus, Thrace, Ancient Greek States, circa 200 BC
The town is spelled Istros in some works and the region is sometimes given by the Roman name - Moesia Inferior. This identification is by Eugene von Guerard
Type of item
12 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.1 g (Weight)
cf BMC. Thrace p.26 No.15 but Apollo or female head on obverse
[Book] Poole, Reginald S. 1877. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Tauric Chersonese, Sarmatia, Dacia, Moesia, Thrace., 26 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.