Pelinna

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ΠEΛINNA_ION

bronze coin from Pelinna struck 400-344 BC.

Pelinna (Latin: Pelinnaeum) was an ancient Greek city with a celebrated temple of Zeus Pelinnaeus, in Estiaeotis, ancient Thessaly. Pelinna was situated between Tricca and Pharcadon, near modern Palaiogardiki (Trikala regional unit). The city gained particular prominence in the fourth century BC through its alliance with Philip II of Macedon.[1] Among other archaeological evidence of the religious significance of Pelinna are two Orphic gold tablets (lamellae) found in 1985 on the site of Petroporos,[2] dating to the late 4th century BC.[3]

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  1. ^ S. Miller, Two Groups of Thessalian Gold Page 25 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979)
  2. ^ Instructions for the netherworld: the Orphic gold tablets By Alberto Bernabé, Alberto Bernabé Pajares, Ana Isabel Jiménez San Cristóbal Page 61 ISBN 90-04-16371-9
  3. ^ For the Greek text of one of the lamellae, see PHI Greek Inscriptions37:497A

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Coordinates: 39°34′34″N 21°55′41″E / 39.576023°N 21.928024°E / 39.576023; 21.928024