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Sestos, Thrace, c. 300 B.C.
Sestos was an ancient town of the Thracian Chersonesos, the modern Gallipoli peninsula in European Turkey. Situated on the Hellespont opposite Abydos, it was an Aeolian colony, founded by settlers from Lesbos, and the home of Hero in the legend of Hero and Leander.
GB80222. Bronze AE 18, SNG Cop 930, BMC p. 189, 4, VF, Sestos mint, weight 6.275g, maximum diameter 17.7mm, die axis 90o
, c. 300 B.C.; obverse head of Demeter right, wearing earring; reverse ΣH, Hermes standing towards left, amphora before; SOLD
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