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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Lokris| > SH68660
Lokri Opuntii, Lokris, Greece, 360 - 350 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.
SH68660. Silver triobol or hemidrachm, BCD Lokris 46; SNG Cop 48; BMC Central p. 2, 14 ff.; SGCV I 2332, Nice F, centered, toned, marks, scratches, Lokri Opuntii mint, weight 2.561g, maximum diameter 15.5mm, die axis 270o, 360 - 350 B.C.; obverse head of Demeter right, wreathed in grain, wearing drop earring and necklace (worn away); reverse OΠON−TIΩN, Ajax son of Oileus, advancing right in fighting attitude, helmeted, nude, short sword in right, shield in left ornamented inside with coiled snake (control symbol), broken spear on ground in background; SOLD

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