Orchomenos, Arcadia, , 370 - 340 A.D.
Kallisto, the daughter of Lykaon of Arcadia, was seduced and impregnated by Zeus. Caught in the act, jealous angrily transformed her into a bear and persuaded to shoot her. Zeus had recover the child Arkas from her womb and transformed Kallisto into the constellation Ursa Major. Arkas grew up to become the eponymous founder and of the Arkadians. Upon his death, he was placed in the heavens beside his mother as Ursa Minor.
In another version of the myth, Kallisto, as a companion of , vowed to remain a virgin, but was seduced and impregnated by Zeus. seeing her condition in the bath, in anger, changed her into a bear. When her son Arkas was grown, Kallisto wandered into the sanctuary of . Arkas, not recognizing his mother, would have killed her, but Zeus immediately transformed the pair into Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.GB62604. Bronze , 1575, 265, VF, 5.317 g, maximum 18.5 mm, 270o, Orchomenos mint, 370 - 340 A.D.; EPXOMEN−IΩN APKAΣ, kneeling right, holding bow, hound seated right behind her; Kallisto seated left, falling backwards with arms outstretched, an arrow piercing her breast, the infant Arkas below her lying on his back reaching upward toward Kallisto; very ; $110.00 (€97.90)
Achaean League, Peloponnesos, , c. Mid 3rd Century B.C.
The Achaean League, a confederation of Greek city states existing from 280 B.C. to 146 B.C., controlled much of the , considerably weakening the Macedonian hold on the . It acquired Sicyon in 251, Corinth in 243 B.C., Megalopolis in 235 B.C. and Argos in 229 B.C.GB58776. Bronze AE 14, 377, 229, BMC Peloponnesos 2 - 4, 3984, gF, 1.384 g, maximum 14.2 mm, Achaean mint, c. mid 3rd century B.C.; laureate of Zeus right; of the Achaian League within laurel ; ex CNG, ex (with his round tag, not in LHS sale); $55.00 (€48.95)
Olympia, Elis, Peloponnesos, , 134th - 143rd Olympiads, c. 244 - 208 B.C.
These coins were only minted every four years during the Olympic Games, and were minted on the grounds of the games in a sacred ritualistic manner.SH58692. Silver
, 249, grp. II, gVF, , 4.796 g, maximum 18.0 mm, 180o, flying right, clutching and devouring hare in talons; thunderbolt with double volutes above and wings below, Φ−A across ; ex Heritage auction 3019, lot 23123; ex Mayflower Collection, ex Stack's (6-7 December 1995), lot 133; SOLD
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