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Sigeion, Troas, c. 330 - 300 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.
GB80785. Bronze AE 9, BMC Troas
p. 88, 21; SNG MŁnchen
316; SNG Cop
1572; SGCV II
4146, gF, Sigeion mint, weight
1.075g, maximum diameter
9.4mm, die axis
, c. 330 - 300 B.C.; obverse
Σ−I/Γ−H, thin crescent horns left; SOLD
Catalog current as of Saturday, December 15, 2018.
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