TROAS, Alexandria Troas
AE9. 0.62g, 9.2mm
MINTED: TROAS, Alexandria Troas, circa 3rd-2nd centuries BC
REF: BMC 9 var (grape instead of wreath below horse); Sear Greek 4029 var (same as before)
OBVERSE: Laureate head of Apollo right.
REVERSE: AΛE above horse grazing right, bunch of grapes beneath.
Almost Very Fine. Dark green patina with some earthen cover.
A nice tiny coin.
Historical Notes:According to Strabo, this site was first called Sigeia. Around 306 BC, Antigonos Gonatas refounded the city as the much-expanded Antigonia Troas by settling the people of five other towns around Sigeia, including the once influential city of Neandreia. In 301 BC, Lysimachos, the King of Thrace, claimed Asia Minor from the defeated Antigonos and remaned the city Alexandria Troas, in memory of Alexander the Great.
TROAS, Alexandria Troas . 3rd-2nd centuries BC . AE9 . Grazing horse
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