Apollonia Pontica — A settlement in Thrace
Apollonia Pontica was founded in the 7th century BC by Greek colonists from Miletus. The town established itself as a trade and naval centre, and it kept strong political and trade relations with the cities of Ancient Greece.

Its trade influence in the Thracian territories was based on a treaty with the rulers of the Odrysian kingdom dating from the fifth century BC.

The symbol of the town – the anchor, present on all coins minted by Apollonia since the sixth century BC, is proof of the importance of its maritime trade.

Modern location: Sozopol, Bulgaria
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An AR Hemidrachm struck c. 350-300 BC in Apollonia Pontica
Obverse: facing head of Medusa

Reverse: anchor flukes up; A / crayfish

Diameter: 13 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.24 g
No notes for this coin
Apollonia p. 347, 1; SNG BM Black Sea 160-1, SNG Cop. 456ff
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An AR Diobol struck 400-300 BC in Apollonia Pontica
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo facing

Reverse: anchor upside down; crayfish right; A

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.3 g
No notes for this coin
Topalov Apollonia p. 386, 4; SNG BM 167; SNG Stancomb 41; SNG Cop 459
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An AR Drachm struck c. 450-404 BC in Apollonia Pontica
Obverse: facing head of Medusa

Reverse: anchor flukes up; A / crayfish

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.9 g
No notes for this coin
SNG Cop 456; SNG BM 160, SNG Stancomb 37