Coins from Sarmatia
Sarmatia was an ancient region in what constitutes modern Ukraine except Crimea (which was known as Taurica). It was dominated by the Sarmatians, a large Iranian confederation that existed in classical antiquity, flourishing from about the 5th century BC to the 4th century AD.


In the 4th and 5th centuries, the Huns expanded and conquered both the Sarmatians and the Germanic Tribes living between the Black Sea and the borders of the Roman Empire. From bases in modern-day Hungary, the Huns ruled the entire former Sarmatian territory.
Sarmatia
(1) Olbia
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An AE unit struck c. 200-150 BC in Olbia
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right; countermark - helmeted head (of Athena ?) right

Reverse: Lyre; OΛBIO / B_A/ EI_(PH)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
SNG BM Black Sea 637-8
(2) Olbia
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An AE unit struck 300-200 BC in Olbia
Obverse: Head of the river-god Borysthenes left

Reverse: Axe-sceptre and bow-case; NOY(?) in left field

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.64 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
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An AE unit struck 300-200 BC in Phanagoria
Obverse: Head of Silen wearing ivy-wreath right

Reverse: Bow and arrow; ΦA

Diameter: 13 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.81 g
No notes for this coin
SNG BM 994