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Coin of the Month

October 2014: Tetradrachm from Maroneia

The prancing horse is a typical motif on the obverse of coins from the Thracian city Maroneia. This particular specimen also includes a three-quarter profile of Apollo above the horse's back. The grapevine on the reverse alludes to one of the primary products of the city—wine. Additionally on the reverse is the name of the magistrate Metrodotos, who appears on Maroneia coins between 435/5 and 411/10 B.C.