Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Type 55: Eros Flees from Psyche

Eros flees from Psyche, after she has discovered his identity. Only one city, Nicomedia in Bithynia, placed this motif on its coins.

* Nicomedia in Bithynia, coins of Maximus Caesar on which Eros is shown fleeing l., while Psyche, kneeling l., tries to restrain him.


Nicomedia / Maximus Caesar
References: Waddington, Recueil général, 351; SNG von Aulock 801 
Rarity: RRR

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