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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Lokris| > GS80258
Lokris Opuntia, Lokris, Greece, c. 369 - 338 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.
GS80258. Silver 1/4 stater, SGCV I 2330, BMC Central p. 2, 17, aVF, Lokris Opuntia mint, weight 2.595g, maximum diameter 15.4mm, die axis 180o, c. 369 - 338 B.C.; obverse head of Persephone right, wearing wreath of grain, single-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; reverse OΠONTIΩN, Ajax son of Oileus, advancing right in fighting attitude, nude but for crested Corinthian helmet, short sword in right hand, shield on left arm ornamented inside with lion(?) forepart right (control symbol), broken spear on the ground; scarce; SOLD











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