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date: 03 June 2020

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At the beginning of the fifth century, Argos issued some drachms and triobols; Aegae, a coastal city of Achaea, triobols; while Dyme, also in Achaea, began some years afterward. Kleonai struck small fractions depicting the Nemean lion from the 460s. In Arcadia, a number of cities such as Heraea, Kaphyai, Pheneos, Mantineia (bear), Psophis (Kerynian hind), and Thaliadai introduced a coinage in small denominations, mainly triobols, during the first decades of the fifth century BC, with types deriving from the legendary background of Arcadia. During the Pentekontaetia, a coinage in the name of the Arcadians was struck, most probably by the ambitious Tegea. Sicyon became the major Peloponnesian mint, thus providing the money for the “Attic” war. Thereafter, Phlious struck an abundant coinage in silver and bronze (bull/wheel). From the late fifth century, date small fractions of Arcadian cities, as well as of Epidauros and Hermione.

Keywords: Argos, Aegae, coinage, triobols, Pentekontaetia

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