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Chicken Cocks and Hens on Ancient Coins
Dardanos, Troas, 4th Century B.C.

|Troas|, |Dardanos,| |Troas,| |4th| |Century| |B.C.||AE| |17|
In mythology, Dardanos was founded by Dardanus, from whom the city, the region and the people took their name. It lay on the Hellespont, and is the source of the strait's modern name, the Dardanelles. From Dardanus' grandson Tros the people gained the additional name of Trojans and the region gained the additional name Troad. Tros' son Ilus subsequently founded a city called Ilion (in Latin Ilium) down on the plain, the city now commonly called Troy, and the kingdom was split between Ilium and Dardania. The Dardani people appear in the Trojan War under Aeneas, in close alliance with the Trojans, with whose name their own is often interchanged, especially by the Roman poets.The Troad
GB87737. Bronze AE 17, SNG Cop 303; BMC Troas p. 50, 18; SNGvA -; SNG Munchen -; SNG Tüb -, F, porous, corrosion, weight 6.069 g, maximum diameter 17.0 mm, die axis 270o, Dardanos mint, 4th century B.C.; obverse horseman galloping right, raising right hand, wearing petasos, chlamys flying behind; reverse cock right, standing erect, ∆AP above, grain ear right below; scarce; $70.00 SALE |PRICE| $63.00
 


Dardanos, Troas, c. 4th Century B.C.

|Troas|, |Dardanos,| |Troas,| |c.| |4th| |Century| |B.C.||AE| |11|
In mythology, Dardanos was founded by Dardanus, from whom the city, the region and the people took their name. It lay on the Hellespont, and is the source of the strait's modern name, the Dardanelles. From Dardanus' grandson Tros the people gained the additional name of Trojans and the region gained the additional name Troad. Tros' son Ilus subsequently founded a city called Ilion (in Latin Ilium) down on the plain, the city now commonly called Troy, and the kingdom was split between Ilium and Dardania. The Dardani people appear in the Trojan War under Aeneas, in close alliance with the Trojans, with whose name their own is often interchanged, especially by the Roman poets.The Troad
GB89025. Bronze AE 11, SNG Cop 290; SNG Ashmolean 1126; BMC Troas p. 49, 10; SNGvA -; SNG Munchen -; SNG Tübingen -, gF, dark patina with buff earthen highlighting, obverse off center, marks, weight 1.207 g, maximum diameter 10.5 mm, die axis 180o, Dardanos mint, c. 4th Century B.C.; obverse horseman galloping right, wearing chiton, chlamys (flying behind) and petasos, raising right hand; reverse cock standing right, race torch (control symbol) upper left, ∆APdownward on right; ex Numismatik Lanz; rare; $70.00 SALE |PRICE| $63.00
 


Dardanos, Troas, 5th Century B.C.

|Troas|, |Dardanos,| |Troas,| |5th| |Century| |B.C.||trihemiobol|
Although this denomination is unpublished in the standard references several have been offered in auctions.
GS92917. Silver trihemiobol, cf. SNG Munchen 173 (tetartemorion); CNG auction 88, lot 300; CNG auction 82, lot 599; Leu Web Auction 2, 79, VF, toned, well centered, weight 1.200 g, maximum diameter 9.20 mm, die axis 0o, Dardanos mint, 5th Century B.C.; obverse cock standing right; reverse crude incuse horse head left; very rare; SOLD







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