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Argos, Argolis, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 280 - 260 B.C.
Argos is located in the eastern Peloponnese, very near the Aegean Sea. Inhabitants worshiped Hera. Sparta was a close neighbor to the south but the city was a nominal ally of Athens in the continuous conflict between Athens and Sparta in 5th century B.C.
GB85883. Bronze dichalkon
, BCD Peloponnesos
1644 - 1646, BMC Peloponnesus
p. 144, 106; SNG Cop
57; HGC 5
697 (S), VF, green patina
, rough corrosion, Argos mint, weight
2.990g, maximum diameter
17.1mm, die axis
, c. 280 - 260 B.C.; obverse head
right, wearing polos
inscribed APΓE; reverse Palladion
statuette of Athena
advancing left, helmeted and draped, shield
on raised left arm, hurling javelin with right hand; ex J. Cohen
Catalog current as of Sunday, April 21, 2019.
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