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Cholkis, Twin Caps & Thyrsos, 1st Cent. BC


Black Sea, Cholkis, Twin Caps, Thyrsos, 1st Cent. BC

Æ 17mm.

Con/ G, dark brown patina

Obv/ Twin caps of the Dioskouroi (Castor and Pollux) surmounted by stars.

Rev/ ΔI-OΣ KOY-PIA Δ-OΣ, thyrsos.

Ref/ Sear 3629, SNG BM Black Sea 1021

Seller's Note/ In Greek mythology, Cholkis was the city where Jason and the Argonauts stole the Golden Fleece...and that didn't turn out well in the end for Jason.

Rare coin with history!

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