Amphipolis Silver Greek Tetradrachm
Amphipolis was founded in 436 B.C. by the Athenians, The coins of Amphipolis are regarded as some of the most beautiful and well-crafted coins of the ancient world. The coins feature the head of Apollo on the obverse and a torch on the reverse. The torch symbolized the local torch races, which were held in honor of the god Apollo.
Amphipolis is a remarkable city with a rich and complex history. From its founding by the Athenians to its conquest by Philip of Macedon and later the Romans, the city has played a significant role in the history of Greece and the ancient world.
Obverse: Head of Apollo – (Apollo was the Olympian God of the Sun, Prophecy, music, poetry, art, oracles, archery, plague, medicine, and knowledge.)
Reverse: Race-torch within the raised square frame
Diameter: 26 mm
Silver-plated lead-free pewter, made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of the coin printed on the flip insert.
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