Tauric Chersonesos, Pantikapaion
4th to 3rd Century BC
Head and neck of bull facing three-quarters right
Π-A N to left and right and beneath plough, palm branch above
14mm, 3.5g, 3h
Choice gVF, nice patina, extremely rare: only one example recorded in online auction databases
ex Spink & Son
The Tauric Chersonese (Χερσόνησος Ταυρική) meaning "Tauric Peninsula" is known today as the Crimean Penninsula. Its history began in the 5th century BC with the settlement by Greek colonies. It would remain Greek in culture for over 2,000 years before being taken over by successive different empires.