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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Troas| > GB17579
Ilium (Troy), Troas, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
|Troas|, |Ilium| |(Troy),| |Troas,| |2nd| |-| |1st| |Century| |B.C.|, The Palladium was a miniature statue of Athena that was believed to have had protective powers. There are various traditions about its departure from Troy: the Argives believed Diomedes took it; others thought Odysseus had it; and, of course, the Romans believed Aeneas escaped with it and took it with him to Italy, ultimately to Rome where it became one of the talismans of the city.
GB17579. Bronze AE 15, Lindgren 366, VF, Ilion (Troy) mint, weight 1.828g, maximum diameter 14.7mm, die axis 0o, 2nd - 1st century B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena facing slightly right; reverse IΛI, statue of Athena Ilius (the Palladium) standing right, owl before; brown patina; rare; SOLD











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