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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Troas| > GB21322
Hamaxitos, Troas, c. 400 - 310 B.C.
|Troas|, |Hamaxitos,| |Troas,| |c.| |400| |-| |310| |B.C.|, Hamaxitos (near the village of Glpinar, anakkale, Turkey) marked the boundary between the Troas and Aeolis. Strabo wrote that the Sancuary of Apollo Smintheus at Hamaxitos had a statue of Apollo with his foot on a mouse created by the sculptor Scopas of Paros (c. 395 - 350 B.C.). Mice were kept in the sanctuary and nested beneath the altar.
GB21322. Bronze AE 12, SNGvA 7602 var. (no grapes); cf. BMC Troas p. 36, 1 (larger, no grapes); Lindgren 364 (same); SNG Cop 341 (head right, larger, no grapes), VF, nice green patina, Hamaxitos mint, weight 1.306g, maximum diameter 11.9mm, die axis 285o, obverse laureate head of Apollo left; reverse AMA-ΞI, kithara (lyre), small bunch of grapes above; extremely rare; SOLD











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