AMAZON -- Kyme, Aiolis, 3rd Century B.C.

Bronze AE 14, Lindgren 393, BMC Aeolis p. 109, 53, VF, Kyme, 1.233g, 11.5mm, 0o, obverse head of Amazon Kyme right; reverse vase with one handle, "HRAIOS" (magistrate's name) below; incredibly beautiful green patina.

In Greek mythology, the Amazons were a nation of all-female warriors Herodotus placed them in a region bordering Scythia in Sarmatia (modern territory of Ukraine). Other historiographers place them in Asia Minor or Libya.