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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Lokris| > GB13714
Lokri Epiknemidia, Lokris, Greece, 338 - 300 B.C.
|Lokris|, |Lokri| |Epiknemidia,| |Lokris,| |Greece,| |338| |-| |300| |B.C.|, Lokris consisted of a narrow strip on the east coast of central Greece, from the pass of Thermopylae to the mouth of the river Cephissus. It was divided by a narrow slip of Phocis, which extended to the Euboean sea, and contained the Phocian seaport town of Daphnus. The Locrians north of Daphnus were called Epicnemidii, from Mount Cnemis; and to the south were named Opuntii, from Opus, their principal city. The cities and towns of the Locri Epicnemidii, along the coast from north to south, were: Alpenus, Nicaea, Scarphe (Scarpheia), Thronium, Cnemis (Cnemides), more inland, Tarphe later Pharygae, and Augeiae. Although minted in the name of Lokri Epiknemidia, the mint was likely at Opus the chief town of the Lokri Opuntians. Neither Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides, nor Polybius, make any distinction between the Opuntii and Epicnemidii; and, during the flourishing period of Greek history, Opus was regarded as the chief town of the Lokrians. Even Strabo, from whom the distinction is chiefly derived, in one place describes Opus as the metropolis of the Epicnemidii (ix. p. 416); and the same is confirmed by Pliny (iv. 7. s. 12) and Stephanus.
GB13714. Bronze AE 14, SNG Cop 74 - 76, VF, Opus mint, weight 2.016g, maximum diameter 16.8mm, die axis 0o, 338 - 300 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right wearing crested Corinthian helmet; reverse ΛOKP EΠIKNA (counterclockwise from 9:00), bunch of grapes on stem with two leaves; very rare; SOLD











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