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ISTROS Thrace 500BC Wheel Money Authentic Ancient Greek Coin BLACK SEA LOT 606NC

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Seller: nowucmecoins (355) 99.7%, Location: San Tan Valley, Arizona, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 252627750159 Cast wheel money 14mm (1.23 grams) Struck circa 500 B.C. Reference: SNG BMC 221. Wheel of four spokes around central dot. IΣT. A Milesian colony, its large output of silver coiange in the first half of the 4th Century suggests that it was a palce of commercial importance. You are bidding on the exact item pictured, Guarantee of Authenticity. Ancient Histria or Istros (Ιστριη, Thracian river god, Danube), was a Greek colony or polis (πολις, city) on the Black Sea coast, established by Milesian settlers to trade with the native Getae. It became the first Greek town on the present day Romanian territory. Scymnus of Chios (ca 110 BC), the Greek geographer and poet, dated it to 630 BC. Eusebius of Caesarea, some centuries later, dated its founding to 657 – 656 BC, at the time of the 33rd Olympic Games. The earliest documented currency on Romanian territory was an 8-gram silver drachma, issued in Histria in the year 480 BC. All coins are 100% guaranteed genuine. We use sonic cleaning and electrolysis with NO CHEMICALS to improve the appearance and value of the coin while maintaining its original integrity.

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