Pallantion — A settlement in Peloponnese
Pallantion was one of the most ancient towns of Arcadia, said to have been founded by Pallas, son of Lykaon. Colonists from Pallantion are said to be the original inhabitants of the Palatine Hill in Rome.

It took part in the foundation of Megalopolis in 371 BC, but continued to exist as an independent state, since we find the Pallantieis mentioned along with the Tegeatae, Megalopolitae and Aseatae, as joining Epaminondas before the battle of Mantineia.

The town was a part of the Achaean League. It was was restored and enlarged by Antoninus Pius, to celebrate its legendary connection with Rome.

Modern location: Ruins
An AR Hemidrachm struck 100-80 BC in Pallantion
Obverse: laureate head of Zeus right

Reverse: (AX) monogram, trident below, all within wreath; A / Π_Λ / (YE)

Diameter: 14 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2 g
No notes for this coin
BCD Peloponnesos 1593.2; Benner 4; HGC 5, 969