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The hero Protesilaos, the first Greek warrior to land at Troy. Roman version of a Greek original dating to about 460-450 BC. Found at Kyzikos, north west Turkey. The figure strides along a ship's prow. The head, now lost, was helmeted and the man held a spear in his raised right arm. There is a wound in his right armpit, just visible at the point where the arm has broken off - a reminder that Protesilaos was killed as his feet touched Asiatic soil.

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The hero Protesilaos, the first Greek warrior to land at Troy.  Roman version of a Greek original dating to about 460-450 BC.  Found at Kyzikos, north west Turkey.  The figure strides along a ship's prow.  The head, now lost, was helmeted and the man held a spear in his raised right arm.  There is a wound in his right armpit, just visible at the point where the arm has broken off - a reminder that Protesilaos was killed as his feet touched Asiatic soil.