Mesembria - A settlement in Thrace also known as Menebria
Originally a Thracian settlement, known as Menebria, this town became a Greek colony when settled by Dorians from Megara at the beginning of the 6th century BC, and was an important trading centre from then on and a rival of Apollonia (Sozopol).

Remains from the Hellenistic period include the acropolis, a temple of Apollo, and an agora. A wall which formed part of the fortifications can still be seen on the north side of the peninsula.

Bronze and silver coins were minted in the city from the 5th century BC and gold coins from the 3rd century BC. The town fell under Roman rule in 71 BC, yet continued to enjoy privileges such as the right to mint its own coinage.

Modern location: Nesebar, Bulgaria

(1) Mesembria 450-350 BC
Obverse: crested Corinthian helmet facing
Reverse: wheel; M E Ϡ A
Ref: BMC 3; Sear #1673; SNGBMC 268ff, Mo...
AE unit Mesembria
Obverse: Crested helmet facing
Reverse: META in quartiles of radiate wheel
Ref: None provided
(3) Mesembria 400-350 BC
Obverse: Crested helmet facing
Reverse: META in quartiles of radiate wheel.
Ref: SG# 1673
(4) Mesembria 300-100 BC
AE unit Mesembria
Obverse: diademed female head right
Reverse: Athena Promachos standing left, brandishing shield and spear; MEϠAM / BPIANΩN
Ref: Sear #1676; SNGCop 661, BMC 8, Mous...