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Electronic Auction 561

Lot nuber 425

TROAS, Ilium. temp. Galba. AD 68-69. Æ (19mm, 3.69 g, 12h). Good Fine.

Electronic Auction 561
Lot: 425.
 Estimated: $ 100

Roman Provincial, Bronze

Sold For $ 130. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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TROAS, Ilium. temp. Galba. AD 68-69. Æ (19mm, 3.69 g, 12h). Turetted and draped bust of Roma right; to right, lituus / Zeus, in the form of an eagle, facing, head left, spreading his wings, abducting nude Ganymede wearing Phrygian cap and holding pedum. Bellinger T213; RPC I 2318A; BMC 27. Yellow-brown surfaces with find patina. Good Fine. Rare.

Ex Savoca 106th Blue Auction (26 June 2021), lot 545.

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: 1 May 2024 at 12:21:20 ET.

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