A copper coin issued by the city of Amphipolis in Macedonia in about 150 BC

Reference: BMC Macedon p.48 no.44
Die axis: 12

Obverse Description

Head of Medusa facing (worn)

Reverse Description

Athena standing left, shield and spear behind, on either side in Greek: {AMPHIPO LEITON}

Edge Description



Amphipolis was on a plateau overlooking the east bank of the river Strymon where it emerged from Lake Cercinitis, about 8 km. from the Aegean Sea.

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