Ancient Greek Horse coin Maroneia, Thrace. 400-350 BC, Horse / Grape Vine, cleaned, ready for jewelry or display (c31031)

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Ancient Greek coins, electronically cleaned, from Maroneia Thrace 400-500 BC

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Maroneia, Thrace . 400-350 BC. Maroneia an area known for it's fine horses and wines. It was situated on the shores of the Aegean Sea.

Obverse: Prancing horse right, monogram below the horse is missing because it has worn off.
Reverse: Linear frame around grapes is also hard to make out and the MARWNITWN letters around the worn grape vine is also worn.

Approx size: use the 18mm coin to help in visualization.

Approx size: 14 mm. Weight: 4.4 g. 3 mm thick

This coin is worn probably caused by heavy use many years ago, but you can still make out it is the horse coin from Maroneia. It will make a nice addition to your collection and would make a unique pendant, ring or charm in a bracelet. Who else has a 2400 year old coin. This is the oldest coin I have purchased from any auction, many of these coins were super dirty and I didn't know what I had until they were cleaned.

MARONEIA, Thrace on the shores of the Aegean Sea was a leading trade center in its times. In legend It was the wine of Maroneia that Odysseus used to make the Cyclops drunk, permitting his escape from their cave at the base of Mt. Ismaros. Maroneia was the largest and most important of all ancient Greek colonies of Western Thrace.

My coins are cleaned electronically of the mud and dirt to make them more presentable for jewelry, display, and to help in identification. Sometimes the original metal color may show from the cleaning. I can only guarantee they are authentic through my research. Please read the following.

AUTHENTICATION

I purchased my coins in auctions from respected dealers that guaranteed they were authentic or dug up in areas where authentic coins were being found by licensed excavators, in foreign countries. I normally had to clean the coins when I got them. I then researched them on the internet and in books in order to identify them. If your worried about your coin being a counterfeit or copy, don't be, counterfeit coins have been identified from as far back as the time the originals were made, even experts would have a hard time identifying a lot these types of coins, as for fakes, most copies are poorly made and are easy to identify To help with identifying some of my coins I used internet sites that show fakes along side the originals and point out the differences.

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