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  Metal Type:  14K Gold Center on Sterling Silver Chain
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Istros




Denomination:  Silver Stater 

              
Date:  Circa 4th Century BCE


Description:  Obverse: Inverted male heads / Reverse: ISTRIH above, eagle grasping a dolphin with talons.



This coin was minted in Northern Greeceat Istros of Thrace, on the coastline of theBlack Sea.  Istros was the first Greek settlement in present dayRomania.  There was a large amount of silver coinage issued in the first half of the 4th Century BCE, suggesting it was a place of commercial importance.

The faces depicted on this coin have been variously interpreted as the Dioscuri, representing many dualities such as the rising and setting sun, positive & negative, and tragedy & comedy.  It may also signify a geographical significance of the Danube Delta where the two branches of the river Danube meet, and as the reverse shows, where the wind meets the sea.  The polarities expressed on this coin seem to suggest a unified balance within nature’s extremes.



 
     
 
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