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MERONIA, THRACE


Denomination:  Silver                                                 


Date:  Circa 377-365 BC


Description: 

Forepart of horse left; MHT around / Grape bunch and vine; small ivy leaf to right; all within dotted linear square.

 

Maroneia, an ancient Greek city in Thrace, was a seaport on the north coast of the Aegean Sea. Thrace was a very rich province, known for its fine wines and well-bred horses. 

 

Maroneia was named after Maron, son of Euanthes, a priest of Apollo who encountered Ulysses in the Odyssey.  He gives Odysseus the wine with which he intoxicates Polyphemos. Maron was also sometimes identified as a son of Dionysos.

The city's history in Classical and Hellenistic times is virtually the same as that of the neighbouring city of Abdera. In the fourth century BCE Maroneia had war trieremes, an army and money, as its move to incite a mutiny among the crews of the Athenian navy Indicates. In 377 BCE The Athenian general Chabrias intervened to resolve the conflict between Abdenans and Maroneians.

 



 
     
 
         
 
 
 
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