Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Type 46: Eros with Dionysus and Apollo in a Biga

Dionysus holding a thyrsus and Apollo playing the lyre are represented on coins of Eumeneia in Phrygia riding r. in a biga drawn appropriately by a goat and a pantheress; riding on the back of the goat is a little Eros playing the double-flute.

* Eumeneia in Phrygia, coins of Antoninus Pius with biga to r. (illustration) and to l.

Æ 28, 6 h, 11.19 g. [Obv. AYTO KAIC ANTΩNEINOC. Laureate, cuirassed bust r.] Rev. EYMENEΩN AXAIΩN. As described above (Illustration from BMC).


Corpus

Eumeneia / Antoninus Pius (biga to r.) 
References: RPC IV, 1991; BMC 58; SNG Leypold 1539 
Rarity: R

Eumeneia / Antoninus Pius (biga to l.)
Reference: RPC IV, 2966
Rarity: RRR




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