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ID11642
 
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  Metal Type:  14K Gold + 2.2MM DIAMONDS
  Diameter:  26mm
 
 
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MESEMBRIA



Denomination:  SILVER DIOBOL                                                    


Date:  450-350 BC


Description: Reverse:  Crested Corinthian helmet. Obcerse: "META" in Greek between four spokes of wheel.

This coin was minted in an ancient Doric settlement of Mesembria in Thrace, located on the East side, near the Black sea.

Diobol simply means two obol; a smaller denomination.
 
Athena was primarily the goddess of the Greek cities, of industry and the arts, and
in later mythology, of wisdom; she was also goddess of war, a patron of the
agricultural arts and of the crafts of women, especially spinning and weaving,
among her gifts to man were the inventions of the plow and the flute. The arts of
taming animals, building ships, and making shoes are included in her attributes,
and she was often associated with birds, specifically the owl.

She was a virgin goddess and is always represented fully clothed, usually in armor and often holding a spear. The Tetradrachm or drachma of Athens shows many of her attributes. On the obverse one sees her head wearing a military helmet symbolizing her warrior aspect as protector of the city.

 



 
     
 
         
 
 
 
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