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Stater of the Kingdom of Panticapaeum

4th century BC

Gold diam 18 mm, wt 9.06 g

The finely executed representation of the head of Satyr, the local god of agriculture, on the obverse, and a griffin moving along an ear of corn on the reverse, are allusions to the main source of wealth in the Bosporus during the 4th century BC: grain, large quantities of which were exported to Greece. The coin's artistic merits place it among the most remarkable examples of the ancient coin-maker's art.

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