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Ajax

Telamonian Ajax a mythological Greek hero, the son of Telamon and Periboea and king of Salamis. He plays an important role in Homer's Iliad and in the Epic Cycle, a series of epic poems about the Trojan War. To distinguish him from Ajax, son of Oileus (Ajax the Lesser), he is called "Telamonian Ajax," "Greater Ajax," or "Ajax the Great." In Etruscan mythology, he is known as Aivas Tlamunus.

Locrian Ajax (the Lesser), son of Oileus, ruler of Locris and the leader of the Locrian contingent during the Trojan War. He was called the "lesser" or "Locrian" Ajax, to distinguish him from Ajax the Great, son of Telamon. He is a significant figure in Homer's Iliad and is also mentioned in the Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid. In Etruscan legend, he was known as Aivas Vilate.


Lokri Opuntii, Lokris, Greece, 360 - 350 B.C.

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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 Oïleus, 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.
SH65518. Silver triobol or hemidrachm, BCD Lokris 50 - 51; McClean II 5440; Traité III p. 369, 433; Delbridge Corpus group 4; cf. SNG Cop 53 (lion control), F, weight 2.543 g, maximum diameter 14.7 mm, die axis 180o, Lokri Opuntii mint, 360 - 350 B.C.; obverse head of Demeter right, wreathed in grain, wearing drop earring and necklace (worn away); reverse OΠONTIΩN, Ajax son of Oileus, advancing right in fighting attitude, helmeted, naked, short sword in right, shield in left ornamented inside with a griffin (control symbol), broken spear on ground in background; SOLD


Lokri Opuntii, Lokris, Greece, 360 - 350 B.C.

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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 Oïleus, 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.
SH68660. Silver triobol or hemidrachm, BCD Lokris 46; SNG Cop 48; BMC Central p. 2, 14 ff.; SGCV I 2332, Nice F, centered, toned, marks, scratches, weight 2.561 g, maximum diameter 15.5 mm, die axis 270o, Lokri Opuntii mint, 360 - 350 B.C.; obverse head of Demeter right, wreathed in grain, wearing drop earring and necklace (worn away); reverse OΠON−TIΩN, Ajax son of Oileus, advancing right in fighting attitude, helmeted, nude, short sword in right, shield in left ornamented inside with coiled snake (control symbol), broken spear on ground in background; SOLD


Lokris Opuntia, Lokris, Greece, c. 369 - 338 B.C.

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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 Oïleus, 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.
GS80258. Silver 1/4 stater, SGCV I 2330, BMC Central p. 2, 17, aVF, weight 2.595 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, die axis 180o, Lokris Opuntia mint, c. 369 - 338 B.C.; obverse head of Persephone right, wearing wreath of grain, single-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; reverse OΠONTIΩN, Ajax 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 lion(?) forepart right (control symbol), broken spear on the ground; scarce; SOLD







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