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ID:     591713
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     BITHYNIA
City:     Prusa ad Olympum
Issuer:     Caracalla
Date Ruled:     AD 198-217
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 25
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 198-217
Diameter:     25 mm
Weight:     9.51 g
Obverse Legend:     AVT K M AVP ANTΩΝEINOC CEB
Obverse Description:     Laureate head right
Reverse Legend:     ΠΡΟ−ΥCΑΣΩ−Ν
Reverse Description:     Ajax the Telamonian falling upon his sword left; pile of stones before, shield below
Primary Reference:     Rec Gen 102
Reference2:     SNG VA 873
Reference3:     BMC 21
Reference4:     Cornell 100 (this coin)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=16418
Grade:     EF, dark green patina
Notes:     Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1713 Rare Trojan War reference Ajax led the warriors of Salamis to Troy, and was regarded as the second greatest Greek warrior, after Achilles. When he failed to win Achilles' armor after the latter's tragic death, Ajax went mad and, after creating turmoil amidst the Greek ranks, finally committed suicide by falling on his sword.