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Lokris Opuntia, Lokris, Greece, c. 340 - 330 B.C.
Lokrian Ajax (the Lesser) was a Greek mythological hero, son of Oileus, the king of Locris. Locrians are mentioned by Homer in the Iliad as following Ajax, the son of OÔleus, to the Trojan War in forty ships, and as inhabiting the towns of Kynos, Opus, Calliarus, Besa, Scarphe, Augeiae, Tarphe, and Thronium. Lokrian Ajax was called the "lesser" or "Lokrian" Ajax, to distinguish him from Ajax the Great, son of Telamon. He is also mentioned in the Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid.
GS83462. Silver triobol
, BCD Lokris
98; BMC Central
p. 2, 9; SNG Cop
50; SNG Lockett
1700; de Luynes
1339; SGCV I
2330; HGC 4
997, aVF, attractive style
, tight flan
, etched surfaces, Lokris Opuntia mint, weight
2.385g, maximum diameter
15.3mm, die axis
, c. 340 - 330 B.C.; obverse head
right, wearing wreath
of grain, single-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; reverse
son of Oileus, advancing right in fighting attitude, nude but for crested Corinthian helmet, short sword in right hand, shield
on left arm ornamented inside with coiled snake (control symbol), kantharos
(control symbol) below; scarce
Catalog current as of Thursday, August 16, 2018.
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