Istros — A settlement in Moesia
Histria or Istros, was a Greek colony or polis founded by Milesian settlers in the 7th cetury BC near the mouths of the Danube (known as Ister in Ancient Greek) on the western coast of the Black Sea. Histria is derived from the Latin word "Hister", meaning "Danube". It was under Roman rule from the 1st to 3rd centuries AD. Invasions during the 7th century AD rendered it indefensible, and the city was abandoned.

Modern location: ruins close to Istria, Romania
(1) Istros
An AR Drachm struck c. 256/5-240BC in Istros
Obverse: heads of Heloros and Aktaios sons of Istros? facing, right one upside down

Reverse: sea eagle flying left grasping a dolphin; IΣTPIH / A

Diameter: 17 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.1 g
No notes for this coin
Dima subgroup VIII, 2, pl. XXII, 3 ff.; AMNG I/I 416; SNG BM 237; SNG Stancomb 144; SNG Cop 192; BMC Thrace p. 25, 2