Ancient Greece - AE Phalanna - Bronze coin struck in Thessaly- (Phalanna.) Mounted in a Sterling Silver Pendant - Circa 275-215 BCE

Description: Thessaly Phalanna - 
Mint: Town of Phalanna, Northern Phalanna  
Date: 275 - 215 BCE
Frame: Sterling Silver  
Obverse: Man with short hair (God Ares)       
Reverse: Nymph - Phalanna

History: Thessaly was also home of the great heroes Achilles, who fought in the Trojan War, and Jason, who claimed the Golden Fleece. The fertile plains provided grains for its horses and room for its cavalry to train.
Struck over 2,300 years ago in the town of Phalanna, in northern Thessaly, this bronze coin features the head of a young man with short hair on the obverse. (Some believe he is Ares, the god of War.) The reverse shows the nymph Phalanna with her hair in a bun.

 

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