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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
644a, SNG Cop
474, SNG TŁbingen
1791, F, green patina
, Megara mint, weight
2.868g, maximum diameter
14.8mm, die axis
, 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
Catalog current as of Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
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