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A little more on Hvar’s Herakleia


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Zaninović, Marin. (2008). A little more on Hvar’s Herakleia. Vjesnik za arheologiju i povijest dalmatinsku, 101(1). pp. 143-156. ISSN 1845-7789

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In his description of circumnavigation of the Adriatic, PseudoScylax mentions Herakleia with a harbour. The text is dated to the latter half of the fourth century BC. This was the era of Syracusan domination on the Adriatic and the corresponding insecurity. In local mints, a discontinuation of coin circulation occurred. During the time when the Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax appeared, the coins of Herakleia also appeared, with the most examples found on the island of Hvar, in the towns of Hvar and Stari Grad. Since the settlement of Pharos was at the site of Stari Grad, Herakleia should be located at the site of today’s town of Hvar and its harbour, always an important point on navigation routes all along the Eastern Adriatic coast.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Herakleia, Pharos, Greeks, Illyrians, coins
Subjects: Archaeology
Departments: Department of Archaeology
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 11:50
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2017 11:50

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