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Argos, Argolis, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 146 - 85 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.
GS89847. Silver hemidrachm, BCD Peloponnesos 1145; BMC Peloponnesus p. 144, 111; HGC 5 690 (S); SNG Cop 47, VF, strong flow lines on obverse, die wear, porosity, Argos mint, weight 2.406g, maximum diameter 14.6mm, die axis 270o
, magistrate Damar-, c. 146 - 85 B.C.; obverse forepart of wolf at bay right, forelegs parallel to neck; reverse large A, trident right below below crossbar, ∆-A/MAP (magistrate name) in two lines, all in a square incuse; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 73 (6 Jan 2019), lot 113; ON LAYAWAY
Catalog current as of Saturday, August 17, 2019.
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