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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Peloponnesos| > GB79701
Megara, Megaris, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 275 - 250 B.C.
Megaris, a small but populous state of ancient Greece, west of Attica and north of Corinthia, whose inhabitants were adventurous seafarers, credited with deceitful propensities. The capital, Megara, famous for white marble and fine clay, was the birthplace of Euclid. Mount Geraneia dominates the center of the region. The island of Salamis was originally under the control of Megara, before it was lost to Athens in the late 7th century B.C.
GB79701. Bronze dichalkon, BCD Peloponnesos 17, Kroll 644a, SNG Cop 474, SNG TŁbingen 1791, F, green patina, Megara mint, weight 2.868g, maximum diameter 14.8mm, die axis 180o, c. 275 - 250 B.C.; obverse MEΓA, war galley prow left; reverse tripod lebes, flanked by two dolphins heads upward, border of large dots; ; rare; SOLD

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