Aneurin Ellis-Evans lectures at ANS

Mouse-Killing Apollo and His Coinage: New Light on the Mint of Alexandreia Troas in the Hellenistic Period

Friday, 15 September 2017
5:30 pm

The day before our September Money Talks conversation, the ANS will present a lecture by Aneurin Ellis-Evans (Lecturer in Ancient History at Brasenose and St. Anne’s Colleges, Oxford) on Friday, 15 September 2017. Mouse-Killing Apollo and His Coinage: New Light on the Mint of Alexandreia Troas in the Hellenistic Period will discuss how, in the 2nd and 1st c. BC, the city of Alexandreia Troas in north-west Turkey produced a long-running silver coinage in the name of a local deity, Apollo Smintheus, who is first attested in the opening lines of Homer'sIliad. This talk will present work in progress on the wealth of new evidence we have for this series which sheds light on the history of Alexandreia Troas during the period of Rome's conquest of the Greek East.

75 Varick St., Floor 11, New York, NY 10013

Please RSVP to Emma Pratte at (212) 571-4470 or at membership@numismatics.org.

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