Turkish archeologists have unearthed an 1,800-year coin thought to feature Paris, an ancient figure some have blamed for starting the legendary Trojan War. More historically, Paris may have also founded the ancient city of Parion in the coastal Çanakkale province, in Turkey's northwest, near the unearthed traces of Troy. In the myth of Troy, Paris was a Trojan prince who was told to judge a beauty contest between goddesses. He accepted a bribe -- Helen, a Spartan princess -- to throw the contest, but when Helen's husband took the loss of his wife badly, this triggered the epic Trojan War. Excavations chief Vedat Keleş told Anadolu Agency that though the same coins were found around the world, the fact that they were also found here proves that all of those coins belonged to the city of Parion. Keleş said that the name of the ancient city also came from the man, adding: 'This has always been a rumor, but this coin proves that this may be true. This coin gives us solid evidence that Paris lived here and may have given the city its name.' 'We can say that Parion is the city where Paris was born and raised,' he added. The excavation team in Parion is working year-round to dig and explore 11 'sectors' of the ancient settlement.