Bronze, Ae.22, Ancient Greek States, Sarmatia, Olbia, circa 350 BC

Obverse Description

Bearded head of the river-god Boryshenes facing left

Reverse Description

Battle-axe and bow in case; at right in field the Greek: OLBIO; at right IK

Edge Description


More Information

  • Collection Names

    Eugene von Guerard Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Numismatics & Philately

  • Acquisition Information

    Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976

  • Date Issued

    circa 350 BC

  • Issued By

    Olbia, Sarmatia, Ancient Greek States
    Eugene von Guerard called the city Olbiopolis but modern sources all call it Oblia.

  • Previous Collection

    Eugene von Guerard, pre 1880
    Catalogue Vol.1 p.14. Coin found in NGV Safe during McArthur Bequest incorporation, about 1904.

  • Inscriptions

    (edge) (obverse) (reverse)

  • Material


  • Axis


  • Classification

    Coins, Ancient greek states, Working strikes

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Dimensions

    22 mm (Outside Diameter), 10.47 g (Weight)

  • Shape

    Off round

  • References

    BMC Thrace p.12 No.10
    [Book] Poole, Reginald S. 1877. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Tauric Chersonese, Sarmatia, Dacia, Moesia, Thrace., 12 Pages
    [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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