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Troas, Ilion, pseudo-autonomous, Bellinger T129
Troas, Ilion, pseudo-autonomous, c.79-96 (time of the Flavians)
AE - (Orichalcum-) Semis, 6.86g, 19mm
obv. Bust of Athena, wearing warlike clothes with Corinthian helmet, aegis on her chest, spear over r. shoulder, before which a snake twisting upwords (from the aegis?)
ILI beneath, all in circle of dots
rev. Aineias, bearded, bare-headed, in short military cloak and boots, advancing r., leading his son Askanios, in short chiton, looking upwards to him, with r. hand, and carrying his father Anchises, bearded, head veiled, looking forward, in his l. arm
all in dotted circle
ref.: Bellinger T129; von Fritze 28; RPC II, 895; SNG Copenhagen 368; SNG von Aulock 154; BMC 20
Rare, VF, natural Orichalcum surface, slight roughness
Pedigree:
ex KŁnker Auction 133, lot 8140 (describes the snake as twining around the spear!)

For more informations please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'!
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areich  [Feb 02, 2008 at 04:48 PM]
This might very well be the greatest coin in all of FORVM's gallery, congratulations!
Potator II  [Feb 02, 2008 at 05:38 PM]
Incredible reverse !!!!
Noah  [Feb 03, 2008 at 12:54 AM]
just lovely
Jericho  [Feb 03, 2008 at 07:56 PM]
Wow
maridvnvm  [Feb 04, 2008 at 08:20 AM]
Incredible indeed. The reverse is wonderful but I keep being drawn to the artistry of the obverse. A truly GREAT coin.
Circus_Maximus  [Feb 22, 2008 at 06:27 PM]
What a great collection and gallery!!
Jay GT4  [Dec 08, 2014 at 10:09 PM]
An incredible coin with a fantastic reverse!
Matthew C5  [Mar 20, 2015 at 02:44 PM]
One of the most interesting I've seen!
okidoki  [Mar 23, 2015 at 06:55 PM]
Never seen, very nice