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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Troas| > GB91517
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).
GB91517. Bronze AE 21, SNG München 163; BMC Troas p. 38, 23; SNG Cop -; SNGvA -; SNG Tübingen -, F, rough, obscure counter-mark on obverse, Assos mint, weight 6.632g, maximum diameter 21.3mm, die axis 0o, c. 400 - 241 B.C.; obverse head of Athena facing slightly right, wearing triple crested helmet, obscure counter-mark; reverse griffin standing left, AΣΣI above, star under raised right foreleg, helmeted head left below; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; very rare; $140.00




  






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