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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Ionia| > |Other Ionia| > GS82517
Samos, Islands off Ionia, c. 526 - 522 B.C.
|Other| |Ionia|, |Samos,| |Islands| |off| |Ionia,| |c.| |526| |-| |522| |B.C.|, Samos is the birthplace of Pythagoras. A famous attraction on the island is the tunnel-aqueduct dug through a mountain to bring water to the city from a secret spring. An engineering marvel over 1000m long, it was dug from both ends by two teams working simultaneously and used for a very long period. Herodotus' wrote of it, which led to its discovery in the 19th century.
GS82517. Silver drachm, BMC Ionia p. 354, 45 ff., VF, Samos mint, weight 3.206g, maximum diameter 11.9mm, c. 526 - 522 B.C.; obverse forepart of winged boar right; reverse facing lion scalp within dotted incuse square; SOLD











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