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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Troas| > GA97792
Gargara, Troas, c. 440 - 400 B.C.
|Troas|, |Gargara,| |Troas,| |c.| |440| |-| |400| |B.C.|, NEWGargara, in Troas, was originally located on the heights of Mount Ida, but its citizens relocated to the foot of the mountain. In earlier times settlements relied on natural strongholds for protection against frequent attacks by marauding bands or pirates. As civilization took hold, the commercial opportunities afforded by easier access became more important.
GA97792. Silver hemiobol, unpublished in standard refs.; see Numismatik Naumann auction 88 (5 Apr 2020), 142; Savoca Numismatik auction 84 (30 Aug 2020), 97, VF, toned, a little rough, tiny edge chips, Gargara (Ayvacik, Turkey) mint, weight 0.319g, maximum diameter 7.1mm, c. 440 - 400 B.C.; obverse female head left; reverse Γ - A across field at center divided by an incuse "basketball" pattern divided into six compartments; extremely rare; SOLD

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