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450-400 B.C. Apollonia Silver Drachm, Gorgon & Anchor


450-400 B.C. Apollonia Silver Drachm, Gorgon & Anchor

Grade:  Very Fine/Extra Fine  
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Everyone needs a protective charm – at least the ancient Greeks thought so! They used the Gorgon Medusa’s face on buildings to ward off evil spirits and on shields to paralyze and frighten the enemy. Once a beautiful woman, Medusa was turned into a Gorgon by Athena. As a Gorgon, her gaze would turn the enemy into stone if they looked into her eyes. Now with this distinctive silver drachm, you can add this ancient protective symbol (shown on the obverse) to your collection!
Struck between 450-400 B.C. in the Black Sea region where present-day Bulgaria is located, this coin was issued by the ancient Greeks of Apollonia Pontika. The reverse of this handsome silver Drachm features an anchor, representing the area’s maritime-based culture. Still in nicely detailed Very Fine/Extra Fine condition after more than 2,000 years, this coin is a beautiful and historic addition to your collection!

  • Product Type: Single Products
  • Material: Silver
  • Location: Europe