Alopekonnesos — A settlement in Thrace also known as Alopeconnesus
Alopekonessos or Alopeconnesus was a town in Thracian Chersonesse. It owed its origin and name to the fact that the first settlers had been commanded by an oracle to found a city on the spot where they should first see the cubs of a fox (αλωπηξ).

Alopekonnesos was the birthplace of Menaechmus, an ancient Greek mathematician and geometer who was known for his friendship with the renowned philosopher Plato and for his apparent discovery of conic sections and his solution to the then-long-standing problem of doubling the cube using the parabola and hyperbola.

Autonomous coins were struck at Alopekonnesos from 400 BC to around 200 BC.

Modern location:
An AE unit struck c. 400-300 BC in Alopekonnesos
Obverse: Wreathed head of Dionysos right

Reverse: A / Λ / Ω. Kantharos; club in left field.

Diameter: 13 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.56 g
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