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E-auction 341-255822 - MEGARIS - MEGARA Dichalque

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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 24 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 28 October 2019 14:12:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Dichalque
Date: c. 307-243 AC.
Mint name / Town : Mégaride, Mégare
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,25 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Usure importante mais exemplaire bien identifiable. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Proue de galère à gauche.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Deux dauphins entourant la légende.
Reverse legend : MEG.
Reverse translation : (Mégare).

Historical background

Megara - Megara

(IV - III century BC)

Megara, located halfway Athens and Corinth in the Archaic period ControlA Road trade routes between the Peloponnese and central Greece and enjoyed great commercial prosperity. The city fell under the sway of Athens. She regained some of its independence after the battle of Chaeronea. It was declared a free city by Demetrius Poliorcetes in 307 BC but quickly fell under Macedonian domination. In 243 BC it joined the Achaean league and remained there until its dissolution in 146 BC after the capture and destruction of Corinth.

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