Tauric Chersonesos, Pantikapaion
Late 4th to 3rd Century BC
Head of young Pan, left, crowned in ivy
Γ-A-N, Head of roaring lion left, sturgeon fish below
gVF, attractive dark glossy patina
ex Noble Roman Coins (2006)
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.