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Dardanos, Troas, 4th Century B.C.
|In mythology, Dardanos was founded by Dardanus, from whom the city, the region and the people took their name. It lay on the Hellespont, and is the source of the strait's modern name, the Dardanelles. From Dardanus' grandson Tros the people gained the additional name of Trojans and the region gained the additional name Troad. Tros' son Ilus subsequently founded a city called Ilion (in Latin Ilium) down on the plain, the city now commonly called Troy, and the kingdom was split between Ilium and Dardania. The Dardani people appear in the Trojan War under Aeneas, in close alliance with the Trojans, with whose name their own is often interchanged, especially by the Roman poets.|
GB87738. Bronze AE 15, BMC Troas
p. 48, 6; SNG Cop
-; SNG TŁbingen
-; SNG MŁnchen
-, F, centered on a tight flan
, corrosion, Dardanos mint, weight
3.964g, maximum diameter
14.8mm, die axis
, 4th century B.C.; obverse
horseman galloping right, wearing petasos
flying behind, ΦIΛO KPA and owl below horse; reverse
cock right, standing erect, ∆AP above, star
Promachos in right field
Catalog current as of Thursday, April 25, 2019.
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