MACEDON, Eion

AR Trihemiobol. 0.68g, 10.4mm

MINTED: MACEDONIA, Eion, circa 460-400 BC

REF: SNG Cop 174

OBVERSE: Goose standing right, head reverted; lizard above, retrograde N below.

REVERSE: Quadripartite incuse square.

 

Grade/Notes:

Good Fine. Obverse fields toned a deep, attractive blue. Typical granular surfaces.  

 

Historical Notes:

Eion was a Macedonian seaport town that occupied a strategic location at the mouth of the river Strymon.  It issued a small but charming series of fractional silver coinage in the 5th century BC featuring the geese that were presumably plentiful along the shores and marshlands near the town. 

MACEDON, Eion . Circa 460-400 BC . AR Trihemiobol . Goose & Lizard

SKU: 2116
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