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Why add this ancient Greek Bronze coin of Troezen to your collection?
The city of Troezen is located southwest of Athens, on the Argolid Peninsula, part of Argolis of ancient times. The city's history and coinage imagery rely heavily on mythology. Greek mythology states that Pittheus, the king of Troezen, created the city by combining the two ancient cities of Hyperea and Anthea, renaming the new city Troezen after his deceased brother.
The prince of Samos from 1885 to 1894, Alexandre Caratheodory Pasha, was a passionate coin collector. Over the course of life, he accumulated a broud collection of Greek and Roman issues. Now, these coins (including this AE10 from Troezen) carry a substantial pedigree!
Magnificent ancient imagery
The obverse bears the image of the Greek goddess Athena, facing left, with a tainia upon her head. The tainia was an element of the wardrobe of the ancient Greeks, a headband worn for festivals, and often depicted on gods and goddesses.
A trident is illustrated on the reverse, with the image of a dolphin facing upward in the left field, in recognition of Poseidon's place in Troezen's rich mythology.
Very Fine ancient bronze coin
This AE10 (bronze, 10 mm), struck 325-300 B.C. in ancient Troezen has been reviewed by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC) specialized ancient coin grading division, NGC Ancients, and authenticated as a part of the collection of the late Prince of the Greek Island of Samos from 1885-1894, Alexandre Caratheodory Pasha. Encapsulated in a NGC holder, the coin graded as Very Fine (VF) will exhibit clearly defined design details, comparable to a coin earning a grade of 20-25 on the Sheldon Scale, with evidence of wear on all of the highest elements. You will receive this coin inside of a special Story Vault holder.
This beautiful bronze coin of the ancient Argolian city of Troezen belongs in your collection!
|Year of Issue:||325-300 BC|
|Variety:||Alexander Pasha Collection|