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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
a little off center, Megara mint, weight
6.518g, maximum diameter
21.9mm, die axis
, late 3rd - early 2nd century B.C.; obverse
right; reverse kithara
), 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
Catalog current as of Friday, May 24, 2019.
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