Contributions to the studies of the Thracian anepigraphic silver coins with images of silenus and nymph from the second half of the 6th century BC to the middle of the 5th century BC
Author: Stavri Topalov. Language: English
On the basis of new numismatic materials the author analyses the anepigraphic coins with images of silenus and nymph and centaurs and nymphs minted in the second half of 6th century BC and at the beginning of 5th century BC. It is assumed that these coins were minted in Thasos or other Greek towns on the Thracian coast although only several dozens of them had been found over the territory of today’s Greece. On the basis of their concentration in the territories inhabited by the Odryssians along the upper and middle courses of the rivers Maritza and Toundzha, the author expresses the opinion that the coins of the type “silenus and nymph“ belong to the early Thracian tribal minting, most probably the Odryssian minting and certainly to the minting of the early Odryssian kings.
|Size||14 х 22 cm|