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Area: Mysia; Parion
Period: 350-300 BC
Denomination: AR Hemidrachm
Obverse: Bull standing left, looking back. "ΠΑ/ΡΙ" above and below.
Reverse: Gorgoneion.
Reference: GVC 3919, BMC 15.95, 14-16
Weight: 2.3 gms
Diameter: 13.1 mm


Parion (or Parium) was situated on the southern shores of the Propontis (Sea of Marmara), in Asia Minor. It was founded c. 710 BC by a colony from Miletus and became a flourishing port due to it's excellent harbour. It was a renowned seat of worship of Eros, Dionysus and Apollo. Under Augustus, it was made a Roman colony, named Colonia Pariana Julia Augusta.

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