Kallatis — A settlement in Moesia also known as Callatis
Kallatis or Callatis was a Greek colony founded in the 6th century BC by the city of Heraclea Pontica.

Its first silver coinage was minted around 350 BC. In 72 BC, Callatis was conquered by the Roman general Lucullus and was assigned to the Roman province of Moesia Inferior.

Throughout the 2nd century AD, the city built defensive fortifications and the minting of coinage under the Roman emperors Septimius Severus and Caracalla continued.

Callatis suffered multiple invasions in the 3rd century AD but recovered in the 4th century AD to regain its status as an important trade hub and port city.

Modern location: Mangalia, Romania
An AE unit struck c. 297-281 BC in Kallatis
Obverse: head of young Herakles right wearing lion's skin

Reverse: wreath of grain; BAΣI / ΛYΣI

Diameter: 11.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.6 g
No notes for this coin
Müller pl. XLII, 14; SNG Cop 1168, SGCV II 6822