Ancient Coinage of Peloponnesos, Achaia, Helike

Helike was destroyed by an earthquake in 373 BC and during the time of the traveller Pausanias, was under the waves of the sea- As the sea receded, the ruins of Helike became dry land near the Peloponnese coast where they were discovered in 2000 AD.

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Traite 831Helike, Achaia, Peloponnesos, AE 23 Dichalkon, 2.98 g, early 4th century, before 373 BC. ELIK, Diademed head of Poseidon Helikonios right, within circular border of waves breaking / Trident between two dolphins swimming upwards; all within laurel wreath with ties at the bottom. Lambros p. 16 and pl. 1, 15. Traité 831.TextImage
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