Famed for Homer, the Troas is a historical region in north-western Anatolia.
Its strategic position at the Hellespont, the cross-roads between west and east, as well as between
north and south, was responsible not only for the wealth of the local Greek communities but also for
their turbulent history. In Greek and Roman times, twenty five different mints were active in the region,
including the island of Tenedos.
About a year and a half ago, a similar type of Abydos had already been featured as our COM. Back then, it seemed that enough had been said about these coins, and there was no need to return to them again in the near future. Yet recent discoveries casting a new light on this peculiar issue account for this revisit.
The Coin of this Month is presented by Vladimir Stolba