Klazomenai or Clazomenae, in Ionia, on the shores of the Gulf of Smyrna 387 – 300 B.C.
Ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia. Apollo was the principal god of the city.
Obverse: Head of Apollo
Reverse: Swan with closed wings facing left
Diameter: 18 mm
Material: 24k gold plated
Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.
Ariel (verified owner) –
Beautiful rendering. A coin minted in Clazomenae shows the head of Apollo, the principal god of the city. According to myth, swans drew the chariot in which Apollo every year flew south from his winter home in the land of the Hyperboreans. But Clazomenae was also home to large numbers of swans, and it is thought that the verb “klazo” was used to describe the call of the wild birds. The swan on the obverse is both an attribute of Apollo and a pun on the name Clazomenae.