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.
He rides along on a galloping horse, armoured and wearing the pteryges. His cloak (chlamys) is blown about as a result of his quick movement, and his right hand is raised in greeting. Who is this horseman represented on the reverse of an Augustan emission from Adramyttion, a specimen of which we see here from the Berlin Coin Cabinet (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)?
The Coin of this Month is presented by Andrea Gorys