, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Alexandreia ,
is depicted in the same pose as the , a massive marble sculpture, which depicts a muscular yet weary leaning on his club, which has his lion-skin draped over it. He has just performed the last of The Twelve Labors, which is suggested by the apples of the he holds behind his back. The is probably an enlarged copy made in the early third century A.D., signed by Glykon, from an original by Lysippos that would have been made in the fourth century B.C. The copy was made for the of in Rome (dedicated in 216 AD), where it was recovered in 1546. Today it is in Naples National Archaeological Museum. The statue was well liked by the Romans, and copies have been found in many Roman palaces and gymnasiums.RP72147. Brass AE 24, Apparently unpublished, perhaps unique; -, -, -, -, -, -, -, -, VF, and struck, grainy surfaces, 7.816 g, maximum 23.7 mm, 45o, (Eski Stambul, Turkey) mint, 13 Mar 222 - Mar 235 A.D.; M AV S AL-EXANDRV, laureate, draped and right, from behind; COL AL AVG - TROAD, standing right, nude, right hand behind back presumably holding apples of the , leaning with left hand on his club, which has the Nemean Lion's skin draped over it; the only example known to ; $250.00 (€220.00)
Neandreia, , c. 410 - 370 B.C.
Neandreia, was located about 9 km east of . In 310 B.C., I Monophthalmus founded Antigonia (renamed by in 301 B.C.) and moved the citizens of nearby cities, including Neandreia to his new city. In the 1st century A.D., Pliny the Elder listed Neandreia among the settlements in the Troad which no longer existed.GA71831. Silver , 446; 7628; 293; 77; 1170; 318; p. 73, 2 var (ram left), VF, , slightly grainy, 0.638 g, maximum 9.3 mm, 0o, Neandreia mint, c. 410 - 370 B.C.; laureate of right; NEA-N, ram standing right on ground line, within square; ; $140.00 (€123.20)
Sigeion, , c. 355 - 334 B.C.
Sigeion was an ancient Greek city in the north-west of the Troad region of Anatolia located at the mouth of the Scamander (the modern Karamenderes River). The name 'Sigeion' means "silent place." In Classical Antiquity, the name was assumed to be antiphrastic, i.e. indicating a characteristic of the place contrary to reality, since the seas in this region are known for their fierce storms.GB71986. Bronze AE 19, p. 86, 2 ff.; 308; 495; 7638, VF, , green , 6.129 g, maximum 18.6 mm, 180o, Sigeion mint, c. 355 - 334 B.C.; of facing, turned slightly right, wearing triple-crested helmet; ΣIΓE, owl standing to right, facing, crescent horns right behind; $140.00 (€123.20)
Alexandreia , , 3rd Century A.D.
(modern Eski Stambul) is on the Aegean Sea near the northern tip of the coast of Anatolia, a little south of Tenedos (modern Bozcaada). The city was founded by around 310 B.C. with the name Antigoneia and was populated with the inhabitants of Cebren, Colone, Hamaxitus, Neandria, and Scepsis. About 301 B.C., improved the city and re-named it Alexandreia. Among the few structure ruins remaining today are a bath, an odeon, a theater and gymnasium complex and a stadium. The circuit of the old walls can be traced.GB90128. Bronze AE 20, 62; cf. 114; 536; 7553; A490; p. 15, 53 ff. (obv variations), VF, 4.084 g, maximum 20.2 mm, 315o, (Eski Stambul, Turkey) mint, 3rd century A.D.; CO-L TROAD, turreted and draped of of right, behind; CO AVG TRO, flying right, bull forepart right its talons; $130.00 (€114.40)
Assos, , c. 400 - 241 B.C.
Assos was a harbor city on the Gulf of Adramytteion, just of the island of . Hermias, a student of , ruled Assos for a time during the 4th century B.C. He invited Plato's most famous student, Aristotle, who lived and taught in Assos for more than three years. When the Persians took the city, they executed Hermias and Aristotle fled to . After visiting , Paul walked to Assos and visited the Christians there (Acts 20:13).GB71817. Bronze AE 12, p. 38, 18; 237 - 240 var (different control ); 7587 - 7589 var (same), VF, nice green , 1.502 g, maximum 11.9 mm, 90o, Assos mint, c. 400 - 241 B.C.; helmeted of left; AΣΣI, reclining left, stalk of grain left (control symbol) in ; $120.00 (€105.60)
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