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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Troas| > GB92904
Birytis, Troas, c. 350 - 250 B.C.
Birytis' precise location in western Asia Minor remains unknown but it probably stood either south of Troy or near Hellespont. Numismatics provides our only evidence this city existed.

The god Kabeiros is similar in appearance to Dionysos and the rites of his cult were likely similar to those of the Dionysian mysteries. The attributes of Kabeiros are a rhyton and hammer.

GB92904. Bronze AE 11, SNG Cop 249; SNG MŁnchen 19, 170; SNG TŁb 2574; BMC Troas p. 40, 6 - 7; SNGvA -, VF, green patina, scratches, Birytis mint, weight 1.255g, maximum diameter 11.3mm, die axis 0o, c. 350 - 250 B.C.; obverse head of Kabeiros left wearing pileus, two stars above; reverse club, B-I/P-Y divided in two lines across field, all within laurel wreath; $60.00











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