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Istros



Denomination: Silver Stater                                            


Date: CIRCA 4TH CENTURY BC



Description:

This coin was minted in Northern Greece at Istros of Thrace, on the coastline of the Black Sea.  Istros was the first Greek settlement in present day Romania.  There was a large amount of silver coinage issued in the first half of the 4th Century BC, suggesting it was a place of commercial importance.

The faces on this coin have been variously interpreted as the Dioscuri, representing many dualities such as the rising and setting sun, positive and negative, and tragedy and 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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