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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Peloponnesos| > GB85881
Megara, Megaris, Peloponnesos, Greece, Late 3rd - Early 2nd Century B.C.
|Peloponnesos|, |Megara,| |Megaris,| |Peloponnesos,| |Greece,| |Late| |3rd| |-| |Early| |2nd| |Century| |B.C.|, Megara is in west Attica, the northern section of the Isthmus of Corinth opposite the island of Salamis, which belonged to Megara in archaic times, before being taken by Athens. Megara was a trade port, its people using their ships and wealth as a way to gain leverage on armies of neighboring poleis. Megara specialized in exportation of wool and other animal products including livestock such as horses. It possessed two harbors, Pegae, to the west on the Corinthian Gulf and Nisaea, to the east on the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea.
GB85881. Bronze tetrachalkon, cf. SNG Cop 470; BMC Attica p. 119, 12; BCD Peloponnesos 31; HGC 4 1791 (S-R1), F, near black patina, marks, porosity, reverse a little off center, Megara mint, weight 6.518g, maximum diameter 21.9mm, die axis 0o, late 3rd - early 2nd century B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse kithara (lyre), MEΓA/PEΩN in two flanking downward lines, the first on the right; ex J. Cohen Collection; ex BCD Collection with his tag, noting "AHB, May 1974, 2.-"; ex A.H. Baldwin, London; scarce; SOLD











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