About the Piece
A bronze Diopol coin with the Greek god Apollo minted around 200 BC in Amphipolis, set in 22k gold with size 7.5 band.
Founded by Athenians in 436 B.C. to protect their mining interests in the north, Amphipolis surrendered to the Spartan general Brasidas in 424. The city preserved its independence until 357 when it was captured by Philip II, King of Macedon.
In Greek and Roman mythology, Apollo, is one of the most important and diverse of the Olympian deities. The ideal of the kouros (a beardless youth), Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun; truth and prophecy; archery; medicine and healing; music, poetry, and the arts.
You can feel confident that this coin is of ancient origin as it has been inspected and authenticated by a professional Numismatic who specializes in ancient coinage. A certificate is provided with this piece which states the information regarding its origin.