Greek Syracuse Hippocamp 390 BC Bronze (043)
Beautiful ancient bronze coin from Syracuse with an image of a Hippocamp. The reverse side of the coin is a helmuted Aethena.
A Hippocamp was an ancient sea creature in Greek mythology with the head of a horse, the tail of a fish and with wings. Hippos - horse. Kampos - sea monster. The hippocampi can never die of old age.
Dated: 390 BC
Bronze coin is approx 17mm in a sterling silver mount.