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Phliasia, Phlious, ca. 400-350 BC, AR Obol
Forepart of bull butting left.
Large Φ with four pellets.

HGC 5, 156; BCD Peloponnesos 102-3; SNG Copenhagen 7.

(12 mm, 0.79 g, 10h)
CNG; ex- BCD Collection; ex- Stacks Auction March 15-17, 1979, Lot 149.

Phlious was the main city of Phliasia in the northeast Peloponnesos. Located on the river Asopos, its acropolis, known as Trikaranon, commanded one of the subsidiary roads leading to Corinth. It was renowned for a sacred stone, an omphalos, which its inhabitants revered as the center of the Peloponnesos. The city was a long-standing ally of Sparta. Two hundred citizen soldiers of Phlious were with Leonidas and his Spartan warriors at Thermopylae in 480 BC and one thousand of the cityís citizens faced the Persians at Plataea in 479 BC.
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