A silver obol coin issued by the city of Neapolis in Macedonia in the period 411-350 BC

Reference: BMC Macedon p.85 no.17
Die axis: 09

Obverse Description

Head of Gorgon facing with tongue protruding

Reverse Description

Head of Nike facing right hair bound with cord (Sear suggests it is Artemis) around in Greek {N E O P}

Edge Description



Neapolis (modern Kavala) was founded as an Aegian port by settlers from Thassos in the late 7th century BC to take advantage of the rich gold and silver mines of the region.

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