Pelinna, , , c. 425 - 300 B.C.
Daphne and Manto were the daughters of Teiresias, the blind Theban Prophet. He gave birth to Daphne during seven years when he was a woman and sired Manto after he was a man again. Daphne and Manto were taken captive when Thebes fell during the generation before Troy. Manto was sent to where she married Rhacius, of , by whom she had Mopsus - said to be the son of . Daphne remained a virgin and was sent to where she became the Sibyl.
There were some Apollonians who claimed it was Manto who was sent to and she changed her name to Daphne. This contradicts the myths that Daphne spurned Apollo's love, and Mopsus was the son of and Manto.
GB70096. Bronze , 1231, 531, 188, 429, aVF, corrosion, 2.378 g, maximum 17.2 mm, 180o, Pelinna mint, c. 425 - 300 B.C.; horseman prancing left, wearing , flying behind; ΠEΛINNAIΩN, Manto standing right, draped and veiled, holding an open box; $60.00 (Ä52.80)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Inferior
The first of Herakles' twelve labors, set by Eurystheus (his cousin), was to slay the and bring back its skin. It could not be killed with mortal weapons because its golden fur was impervious to attack. Its claws were sharper than swords and could cut through any armor. stunned the beast with his club and, using his immense strength, strangled it to death. During the fight the bit off one of his fingers. After slaying the , he tried to skin it with a knife from his belt, but failed. Wise , noticing the hero's plight, told him to use one of the lion's own claws to skin the pelt.RP67903. Bronze assarion, 126.96.36.199, I/I 1389, 2347, 1010, -, -, aVF, 3.725 g, maximum 16.6 mm, 225o, Nicopolis ad Istrum (Nikyup, Bulgaria) mint, AV K Λ C CEVHPOC, laureate right; NIKOΠOΛI ΠPOC I, standing left, strangling the ; $50.00 (Ä44.00)
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