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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Troas| > GB27498
Antandros, Troas, c. 400 - 284 B.C.
Antandrus, on the north side of the Gulf of Adramyttium in the Troad region of Anatolia, had access to large amounts of timber from Mount Ida as well as pitch, making it ideal for constructing large fleets. Virgil named Antandrus as the place where Aeneas built his fleet before setting off to Italy. This strategic importance brought the city prosperity but also made it a desired prize in many of the wars of the classical period. In 409 B.C. the Persian satrap Pharnabazus constructed a fleet at Antandrus. In the summer of 399, Xenophon's Ten Thousand passed through Antandrus on their way home from Persia. During the Corinthian War (395-387 BC), the Athenians ambushed the Spartans when they were strung out in line in rough, mountainous terrain on a return march from a campaign against Antandrus.
GB27498. Bronze AE 17, BMC Troas, p. 34, 6 - 7; SNGvA 1493; SNG Cop 217, VF, Antandros mint, weight 4.599g, maximum diameter 16.6mm, die axis 90o, c. 300 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo to right; reverse ANTAN, lion head right, ivy leaf below chin; SOLD

Catalog current as of Monday, October 14, 2019.
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