Silver coin from Apollonia and Dyrrhachium with a cow and suckling calf on the obverse and a double stellate pattern on the reverse taken from Corcyrean prototypes.
The cow/calf fertility symbol is of European origin. The geometrical pattern is most probably a schematic representation of the two stars of the Dioscuri. Other explanations include backgammon (for the resemblance of the pattern to the board of the popular game)
|Gender||For Him or Her|
|Material||Solid Sterling Silver|
|Diameter (excluding bails)||19 mm (3⁄4in)|
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