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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Geographic - All Periods > Anatolia > Troas > GB80785
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 499; SNGvA 1572; SGCV II 4146, gF, Sigeion mint, weight 1.075g, maximum diameter 9.4mm, die axis 90o, c. 330 - 300 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena right; reverse Σ−I/Γ−H, thin crescent horns left; SOLD











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