About this artwork
The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the head of Zeus Amarios, facing to the right. On the back (reverse) is a monogram symbol of the Achaean League within a laurel wreath.
Zeus Amarios, along with Demeter Panachaia, were the protecting deities of the Achaean League, which was first formed in the fifth century BCE as a confederation of Greek city-states in the Peloponnese of Greece. Temples to both deities were situated side by side at Aegium, in the northwestern Peloponnese, where the main assemly of the League held its meeting. A second Achaean League was established in 280 BCE but was later conquered and dissolved by the Romans in 146 BCE.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Ancient Greek
- Hemidrachm (Coin) Depicting the God Zeus Amarios
- Achaea department (Minted in)
- 280 BCE–146 BCE
- Diam.: 1.6 cm (11/16 in.)
- Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze