Ancient Greek Dolphin Coin #3

$55.00

Artifact Collection

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Description

  • Leaping Dolphin Coin
  • Made in Olbia
  • 500 – 400 BC in Age
  • Specimen will come in the 3.25″ x 4.25″ Riker Mount with Label as Shown

Olbia, on the shores of the Black Sea is now part of Ukraine. The ancient Olbians worshipped Delphinus, the sacred, playful fish-god of the sea. Before the introduction of struck circular coins, their cast-bronze coinage was crafted in the shape of a leaping dolphin.