Achaean League, Megara, AR Tetrobol, Zeus, 175-168 BC
Ruler/Emperor:
Achaean League
City/Region:
Peloponnesos, Megara
Denomination:
AR Tetrobol
Composition:
Silver
Date:
175-168 BC
Obverse:
Laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse:
AX monogram, lyre above, ΔΩ - PO in left and right fields
Size:
15mm, 2.27 g
Grade:
EF, worn obverse die, nicely toned
Provenance:
From the Richard Winokur Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group Inc., eAuction 151, Lot 55
References:
BCD Peloponnesos 27.1; McClean 6431-6432; Benner 4; HN 225 var.; SGCV I 2971-3003 var. (letters and symbols); SNG Soutzos -

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The Achaean League (Κοινὸν τῶν Ἀχαιῶν) was a confederation of Greek cities. Originally based in Achaea, the league formed political unions with cities and towns in north and central Peloponnese. The silver coins are numerous in types with different kinds of symbols and abbreviations of magistrates or cities.