Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, struck circa 323-319 BC. Obverse: Herakles head right, in lion scalp headdress tied at neck. Eus enthroned left; right leg drawn back, both feet on footstool, holding eagle and scepter; filleted thyrsos in left field. In Greek religion, staff carried by Dionysus, the wine god, and his votaries (Bacchae, Maenads).In early Greek art the Bacchae were usually depicted as holding branches of vine or ivy, but after 530 bc the staff to which the name thyrsos properly applied began to be shown as a stalk of giant fennel (narthex) segmented like bamboo, sometimes with ivy leaves inserted in the hollow end. Bacchae were depicted and described using them as weapons.
4.10g; "Price" = M. The Coinage in the Name of Alexander the Great... Extremely Fine, Fine style artistic dies both obverse and reverse. All illustrations are of the actual item offered.The authenticity of all pieces is fully guaranteed. Images are not actual size. Please see description for actual measurements. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Ancient\Greek (450 BC-100 AD)". The seller is "zeus_gallery" and is located in this country: US.
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