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Greek Colony of Apollonia Pontika, Silver Drachm (Late 5th-4th Centuries BC) - obv. Gorgon/rv. Anchor with "A" & Crayfish NGC Ch. VF

Greek Colony of Apollonia Pontika, Silver Drachm (Late 5th-4th Centuries BC) - obv. Gorgon/rv. Anchor with "A" & Crayfish NGC Ch. VF
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Why add this late 5th-4th Centuries BC Ancient Greek Apollonia Pontika Silver Drachm to your collection?

The ancient city of Apollonia Pontica dating back from the Bronze Age was located on the Black Sea. It is known today as Sozopol, Bulgaria. The depiction of an anchor and crayfish on the coinage of Apollonia Pontica reflects the city's reliance on sea power for its commercial and maritime economy. They also respected the Gorgon, a female creature of Greek mythology, the most famous being Medusa with her legendary gaze that could turn one to stone. The image of a Gorgon was struck onto the Apollonia Pontika Silver Drachm as a means to ward evil away from its bearer.

The coin's symbolic imagery.

The obverse of the Apollonian Drachm features a gorgon with its tongue protruding from its mouth, surrounded by traditional hair of snakes. This specimen was struck slightly off center; the left side of the gorgon's face and hair missing. The reverse depicts an anchor with a crayfish to the right, and an "A" inscribed to the left to represent Apollonia.

What does NGC Choice Very Fine mean?

This Apollonian Drachm struck in the late 5th-4th Centuries BC, is graded by the Ancient Coin division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) to be Choice Very Fine. With a Sheldon Scale equivalent of 30-35, the coin will exhibit almost complete details, with high points worn flat from circulation.

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Year of Issue:Late 5th-4th Centuries BC
Mint:Ancient Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. VF
Composition:Silver
Country:Greek Colony of Apollonia
Legal Tender:Greek Colony of Apollonia
Currency:Drachm
Denomination:1