About the Piece
A silver Obol coin minted in Ionia, Miletos during the late 6th-5th century BC set in 22k gold with size 5 band. Showing a stellate (star) pattern within an incuse square.
The city of Miletus was the most powerful and wealthy of the 12 cities that formed Ionia in the 7th century BC. Being situated on the Aegean Sea at the mouth of the Maeander River it was a significant sea power and trading port that enjoyed stability, prosperity, and leisure so that it was considered a premier center for science and learning at its heyday. Perhaps the star shape on the coin is in reference to the celestial bodies that the ships used as their guid, or to the sun specifically with Apollo being their patron god.
You can feel confident that this coin is genuine, each coin has been inspected and approved to be authentic by a professional Numismatic who specializes in ancient coinage. A certificate is provided with this piece which guarantees the following coin to be from the period and date stated.