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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Lokris| > SH65518
Lokri Opuntii, Lokris, Greece, 360 - 350 B.C.
Lokrian Ajax (the Lesser) was a Greek mythological hero, son of Oileus, the king of Locris. Locrians are mentioned by Homer in the Iliad as following Ajax, the son of OÔleus, to the Trojan War in forty ships, and as inhabiting the towns of Kynos, Opus, Calliarus, Besa, Scarphe, Augeiae, Tarphe, and Thronium. Lokrian Ajax was called the "lesser" or "Lokrian" Ajax, to distinguish him from Ajax the Great, son of Telamon. He is also mentioned in the Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid.
SH65518. Silver triobol or hemidrachm, BCD Lokris 50 - 51; McClean II 5440; Traitť III p. 369, 433; Delbridge Corpus group 4; cf. SNG Cop 53 (lion control), F, Lokri Opuntii mint, weight 2.543g, maximum diameter 14.7mm, die axis 180o, 360 - 350 B.C.; obverse head of Demeter right, wreathed in grain, wearing drop earring and necklace (worn away); reverse OΠONTIΩN, Ajax son of Oileus, advancing right in fighting attitude, helmeted, naked, short sword in right, shield in left ornamented inside with a griffin (control symbol), broken spear on ground in background; SOLD

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