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Hector, Son of King Priam of Troy
Famed Warrior Killed by Achilles

CNG 91, Lot: 518. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TROAS, Ilium. Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. Æ (35mm, 30.01 g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Hector, with shield over back, holding spear, reins, and Nike, in quadriga right; ЄKTΩP above, IΛIEΩN in exergue. Bellinger T216 (same dies) = von Fritze, Ilion 89. Good VF, red and brown patina, minor patches of roughness on reverse. Rare and interesting mythological type. Only one known to Bellinger at the time of his publication (in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris).

From the R. D. Frederick Collection. Ex Gemini I (11 January 2005), lot 398.