Ophrynion — A settlement in Troas
Ophrynion or Ophryneion was an ancient Greek city in the northern Troad region of Anatolia. Its territory was bounded to the west by Rhoiteion and to the east by Dardanos.

The city was situated on the steep brow of a hill overlooking the Dardanelles, hence the origin of its Ancient Greek name ὀφρῦς (ophrus), meaning 'brow of a hill', 'crag'.

Ophryneion was supposedly one of a series of cities founded by Akamas the son of Theseus which he subsequently passed off as being founded by Ascanius and Skamandrios, the sons of Aeneas and of Hector respectively.

In Antiquity Ophryneion was considered to be the site of the Tomb of Hector, the famous Trojan hero killed by Achilles in Homer's Iliad. The first secure reference to this tradition appears on the coinage of Ophryneion, c. 350-300 BC, which depicted Hector.

Modern location: İntepe, Turkey
(1) Ophrynion
An AE unit struck 350-300 BC in Ophrynion
Obverse: bearded head of Hector facing slightly right wearing triple crested helmet

Reverse: infant Dionysos right holdig bunch of grape; OΦPY

Diameter: 11 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2 g
No notes for this coin
SNG Cop 456; SNGvA 1559; SNG München 299, BMC Troas p. 75, 4