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Greek Bronze Dolphin Money // 5th Century BC

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Ancient Greece, Olbia, Sarmatia, c. 5th century BC. A small hoard of 12 Olbian dolphin money. Olbia, on the shores of the Black Sea is now part of Ukraine. The ancient Olbians worshipped Delphinus, the sacred, playful fish-god of the sea. Before the introduction of struck circular coins, their cast-bronze coinage was crafted in the shape of a leaping dolphin. Each is cast in the shape of a leaping dolphin, and measure between 17 and 31mm, with glossy deep olive-green to black patina.

Product Details
  • Measurements
    1.5"L x 1.5"W x 0.25"H
  • OriginGreece

— Ex Numismatik Naumann, Austria
— Weight: 19.58 g

— Accompanied by a hand-signed certificate of authenticity which includes all the details, culture, dating, motifs/inscriptions when applicable, historical relevance, and provenance.

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    United States
  • Shipping Policy
    Standard Ground Shipping
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    2-3 weeks
  • Return Policy
    Final sale, not eligible for return or cancellation

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