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Assos, Troas, c. 400 - 241 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).
GB86554. Bronze AE 11, cf. SNG Cop 237 - 238; SNGvA 7587 - 7589; SNG MŁnchen 158 - 162; SNG TŁbingen 2567; BMC Troas p. 37, 10 - 22 (all various control symbols), aVF, dark patina, slightly off center, pitting, Assos mint, weight 1.327g, maximum diameter 11.1mm, die axis 180o
, c. 400 - 241 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena right, Attic helmet crested and ornamented with laurel branch and scroll; reverse griffin reclining left, AΣΣI above, obscure control symbol in exergue; from the David Cannon Collection, ex Beast Coins; SOLD
Catalog current as of Sunday, August 18, 2019.
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