#10750 GREEK SILVER Tetrobol - 4th Cent BC Prancing HORSE !! Area Famous for WINE !! - For Sale
#10750 GREEK SILVER Tetrobol - 4th Cent BC Prancing HORSE !! Area Famous for WINE !!
Historical Context: These coins were minted in MARONEIA (Thrace) between 400-350 BC. This area was named after Maron, a priest of Apollo, who was featured in the Odyssey by Homer the Poet. Maroneia was noted for its fine quality wine. Thrace was a kingdom that was later founded by Lysimachos, 323-281 BC, who expanded its rule over much of Asia minor following the defeat of Antigonos the One-eyed. These coins predate that period.
Obv: Prancing Horse
Rev: Box Pattern with Grape Bunch
Diameter: 15 mm across (almost the diameter of a US Dime)