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Electronic Auction 552

Lot nuber 214

TROAS, Ilium. temp. Severan Era. circa AD 193-235. Æ (15mm, 1.57 g, 6h). Near VF.

Electronic Auction 552
Lot: 214.
 Estimated: $ 100

Roman Provincial, Bronze

Sold For $ 275. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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TROAS, Ilium. temp. Severan Era. circa AD 193-235. Æ (15mm, 1.57 g, 6h). Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis / Zeus, in the form of an eagle, facing, head right, spreading his wings, abducting nude Ganymede wearing Phrygian cap, running right with hands raised. Bellinger T211. Yellow-brown surfaces, slightly rough. Near VF. Very rare.

From the Aleph Collection.

Ganymede was the son of Tros, the founder of Troy. A youth of great beauty, he was abducted by Zeus while the young man was tending his flocks on Mt. Ida. Carried to Olympus either by an eagle, or Zeus himself in aquiline form, Ganymede served as the god’s cupbearer in place of Hebe, as well as his eromenos. To compensate Tros for the loss of his son, Zeus provided him with a pair of horses so swift that they could cross over water, and were the ancestors of the horses for which the Trojans were renowned.

Closing Date and Time: 13 December 2023 at 11:11:00 ET.

All winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer’s fee.