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Hellenic bronze coins found in Bulgaria

Thirty bronze coins featuring the Greek god Apollo have been found near the Black Sea in Bulgaria.

The bronze coins feature Apollo’s head on one side, and on the other – Apollo sitting on an omphalos – an ancient religious stone artifact considered the center of the universe.

The coins, which are typical of the Hellenic Age, have been found in the remains of a villa from the 4th-3rd century BC outside of the Greek polis of Apollonia, today’s Sozopol. The villa is the first such archaeological structure outside the polis.

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Story: Novinite | Photo: Bulphoto

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