TROAS. ILIUM. Roman Imperial emission ca. AD 69-96
AE 21, 4.66 g., 21 mm.
Obv. ΙΛΙ, helmeted head of Athena left.
Rev. Aeneas fleeing Troy with his son Ascanius and father Anchises.
NGC graded CHOICE FINE, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5. A great mythological type featuring the early part of the story of Aeneas as recounted in Virgil’s Aeneid – how Aeneas escapes the burning Troy and begins his journey that will lead him to Italy and the foundation of the Roman people.