Ancient Greek Dolphin Coins
$60.00 CAD $150.00 CAD
is on back order
These are real Ancient Greek dolphin coins!
Dating back to the 3rd-1st Century BCE, these bronze coins were struck in the ancient city of Olbia.
While it is, obviously, unusual for coins to be produced in the shape of an animal, bottle-nosed dolphins were found in abundance near this Black Sea city.
They also held religious significance in Ancient Greek mythology, represented as the "Sacred Fish" Delphinus.
According to lore, a dolphin helped Poseidon locate his future queen Amphitrite, earning the dolphin a place in the heavens as the constellation Delphinus.
PRICE IS PER COIN and they can be shipped worldwide. These ~1.25" coins come in a gem jar for easy and safe display.