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Assos, Troas, c. 450 - 400 B.C.
Assos was a harbor city on the Gulf of Adramytteion, just north of the island of Lesbos. Hermias, a student of Plato, ruled Assos for a time during the 4th century B.C. He invited Plato's most famous student, Aristotle, who lived and taught in Assos for more than three years. When the Persians took the city, they executed Hermias and Aristotle fled to Lesbos. After visiting Alexandria Troas, Paul walked to Assos and visited the Christians there (Acts 20:13).
GB82421. Bronze AE 11, BMC Troas p. 37, 8 - 16 var. (all with Athena facing right); SNG Cop 227 var. (same); SNGvA 1494 - 1496 var. (same), VF, Assos mint, weight 1.272g, maximum diameter 11.2mm, die axis 0o
, obverse helmeted head of Athena left; reverse AΣΣI, bull head facing; rare
Catalog current as of Friday, July 19, 2019.
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