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Troas, Ilion Very Rare AR Tetradrachm 188-133 BC Ancient Greek Silver Coin Famed Troy of Antiquity Museum Reproduction CSGT0070

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Silver Greek Tetradrachm Troas, Ilion, struck 188-133 B.C. Metrodoros magistrate. References: C. Boehringer, SNR 54 (1975): 46–47, no. 95.

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Founded by Aitolians on the site believed to have been the ruins of Troy, the city of Ilion prospered during the last few centuries BC. With the collapsed of Seleukid rule in the region in 189 BC, like many other cities Ilion minted it’s own autonomous coins beginning with these attractive broad-flan tetradrachms featuring the goddess Athena on both the obverse and reverse.

DESIGN:
Obverse side
Head of Athena right, wearing laureate and triple-crested helmet
Legend:
Anepigraphic

Reverse side
Athena Ilias standing right, holding distaff and filleted spear; at her feet to right, owl standing right; to inner left, monogram; ΜΗΤΡOΔΩΡOΥ in exergue
Legend:
AΘHNAΣ IΛIAΔOΣ

A perfect choice for Numismatists, Historians, Military Veterans, Collectors.

Weight 17,11 g
Dimensions 29,7 mm

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