Silver Stater, Ancient Greek States, Thrace, Istrus, 400 - 350 BC.

Obverse Description

Two male heads side by side, the one on the right is inverted

Reverse Description

Sea-eagle with closed wings standing on dolphin; above in Greek: ISTRIH

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

    400-350 BC

  • Issued By

    Istrus, Thrace, Ancient Greek States
    The town is spelled Istros in some works and the region is sometimes given by the Roman name - Moesia Inferior.

  • Previous Collection

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

  • Denomination


  • Material


  • Axis


  • Classification

    Coins, Ancient greek states - thrace, Working strikes

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Dimensions

    18 mm (Outside Diameter), 4.11 g (Weight)
    holed and plugged as well as worn so the weight is well below standard

  • Shape


  • References

    BMC. Thrace p.25 No.1 Sear Vol.1 p.166 cf. No.1669
    [Book] Poole, Reginald S. 1877. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Tauric Chersonese, Sarmatia, Dacia, Moesia, Thrace., 25 Pages
    [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

  • Keywords

    Dolphins, Eagles