Ancient Coinage of Argolis, Troezen



Troezen (Troizen, Trizina) is the legendary birthplace of Theseus, King of Athens and slayer of the Minotaur. The town's ruins, about 8 km west of Galatas, are well protected from modern bulldozers. It is somewhat off the beaten track and a visit to the (free entry) archaeological site is recommended.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BCD 1338Troezen, Argolis. Late 4th. Century BC. AE Chalkous 1.98 gm. Helmeted head of Athena left / TΡOZ, Ornate trident head. BCD 1338.TextImage
Traité II-3, 690Troezen, Argolis, AR Pentobol, ca 450-425 BC, 3.22 g. Archaic head of Athena facing. / TΡO, upright trident within incuse square. Traité II-3, 690; SNG Cop 156; Imhoof MG 132 and 134.TextImage
Traité II-3, 692Troezen, Argolis, AR Tritartemorion, ca 450-425 BC, 10 mm, 0.52 g. Archaic head of Athena facing. / TΡO, upright trident within incuse square. Traité II-3, 692; BMC 1; Imhoof MG 133; Hoover HGC 794.TextImage
COMMODUS
BCD 1341Commodus, AE21 of Troezen, Argolis. 177-192 AD. 2 Assaria. 9.61 g. M AYΡ KOMOΔOC CEB, Laureate head right / TΡOIZHNIΩN, Hippolytus standing facing, head left, holding sceptre. BCD Peloponnesus 1341.2 (this coin).TextImage
BCD 1341-3Commodus, AE21 of Troezen, Argolis. 177-192 AD. 2 Assaria. 7.49 g. M AYΡ KOMOΔOC.., Laureate head right / TΡOIZHNIΩN, Theseus standing right, raising the boulder at Troezen in search of the sword of his father Aegeus. BCD Peloponnesus 1341.3; Borrell in NC 1844, 3.TextImage
BMC 21Commodus, AE24 of Troezen, Argolis. AD 177-192. 9.54 g. M AYΡ KOMMOΔOC AN, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / TΡOIZHNIωN, Tyche standing left by altar, holding patera and cornucopiae. BMC 21; Paris 233; BCD Peloponnesos 1341.1 (this coin).TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
BMC 23Septimius Severus, AE22 of Troezen, Argolis. AD 193-211. 5.1 g. CEΠ CEBHΡOC ΠEΡ K, draped bust right. / TΡOIZHNIΩN, the temple of Athena on the the Acropolis of Troezen, olive tree to left, cypress tree to right, arched entrance at lower right. BMC 23; Price & Trell 222; Gress 1097-1098; Mionnet Supp. IV, 206 corr. (olive tree mistaken for a stag).TextImage
BCD 1345-3Septimius Severus, AE22 of Troezen, Argolis. 193-211 AD. Diassarion, 5.23 gr. AVT KAI Λ CEOYHΡOC, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed right / TΡOIZHNΩN, Aphrodite standing right, holding apple and raising veil. BCD Peloponnesos 1345.3; Mabbott II 879 (this coin).TextImage
JULIA_DOMNA
Mionnet Supp IV, 208Julia Domna AE22 of Troezen, Argolis. AD 193- 217. 4.66 g. IOYΛ ΔOMNAN CEB, draped bust right. / TΡOIZHNIΩN, the temple of Athena on the Acropolis of Troezen, olive tree to left, cypress tree to right, arched entrance at lower right. Mionnet Supp. IV, 208; SNG Hunterian 400; Pausanias p. 47; Mus. Sanclamentiani II, p. 299; Gress 1087. Text Image
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