Ancient bronze dolphin-shaped coin, Olbia, Sarmatia, Circa 5th/4th Century BC

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Cast bronze dolphin. Dolphin with raised spine / Similar. 20mm in length, 0.68 grams, dark green and brown patina, extremely nice for these! SNG BM Black Sea 362; SNG Stancombe 334.

The earliest Olbian coins were not round, but assumed a shape of a dolphin, an animal of religious importance to the Olbians.