It is a silver drachm, and was issued sometime between the late 5th century to the 4th century BC. It's safe to say this specimen is nearly 2,500 years old. Like certain other ancient Greek coins, the designs employed here reflect the city's origins of maritime prowess. The obverse of this ancient coin depicts the mythical creature known as the Gorgon.It was widely believed by ancient civilizations to be a totem capable of warding off evil. The reverse of this coin features an anchor design. The space to the right of the anchor displays a large letter A.
The space to the left of the design shows a crayfish. Interestingly, this is one of the first instances in ancient Greek art where a modern anchor is depicted. The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation was chosen to grade this ancient Greek coin.
The team of unbiased professionals there determined that this specimen is authentic and well-preserved. It was graded as About Uncirculated (AU) condition, which is quite impressive considering its staggering age. Order while you can - a magnificent NGC AU Greek Apollonia Pontica Gorgon and Anchor Silver Drachm could be a part of your collection! Specifications for this Greek Colony Apollonia Pontica, Silver Drachm - Late 5th-4th BC NGC AU SKU53776. We cannot make any price adjustments after the sale is complete.
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This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Greek (450 BC-100 AD)". The seller is "mcm" and is located in Sarasota, Florida.This item can be shipped worldwide.