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Nude Figures and Erotic Images on Ancient Coins

The ancients had a grand appreciation for the beauty of the human body and a rather bawdy view of sexuality.


Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D., Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior
Click for a larger photo The Three Graces, named Euphrosyne, Aglaia and Thalia, were the attendants of Aphrodite (Venus). They are shown on Roman provincial coins as a statuary group, nude and sometimes holding apples.
RP28313. Bronze AE 26, AMNG I/I 603, VF, weight 7.812 g, maximum diameter 23.1 mm, die axis 0o, Markianopolis (Devnya, Bulgaria) mint, obverse IOYΛIA ∆OMNA CEB, draped bust right; reverse MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, the three graces, outer two each holding an apple; SOLD

Baktria, Diodotus I as Satrap for Antiochus II Theos, c. 255 - 250 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Diodotus I was the Seleukid governor of Baktro-Sogdiana early in Antiochos II's reign. His first coinage was issued with the Seleukid monarch's portrait. He then issued coins, like this one, with his own portrait, yet retaining the name of Antiochos as king. Diodotus' territory was so remote that he was king in all but title. About 250 B.C., he took the title too and issued coins as king in his own name (BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆IO∆OTOY).

Recent scholarship shows that Ai Khanoum (Greek name uncertain) was the principal mint of the region, located on the frontier between Afghanistan and the former Soviet Union.
SH21940. Gold stater, Houghton-Lorber 629.1, Newell ESM 713, SGCV II 7497, EF, weight 8.375 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 180o, Ai Khanoum mint, c. 255 - 250 B.C.; obverse diademed head of middle-aged Diodotus I right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, naked Zeus striding left, aegis over extended left arm, about to hurl fulmen with raised right arm, eagle and N in field; fantastic specimen, with mint luster, struck from the finest early Hellenistic style dies, and not marred by the usual test cut!; rare; SOLD

Pescennius Niger, April to 1 June 193 - March, April or May 194 A.D.
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SH56927. Silver denarius, RSC III 75h, RIC IV 87d var. (also holding palm); BMCRE 315 var (rev. legend breaks), gVF, toned, some nice color, weight 3.044 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, obverse IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right; reverse VIC-TO-RIAE AVG, winged Victory standing left, nude to the waist, wreath in extended right, left hand on hip holding drapery; ex Nomos AG; ex Numismatik Lanz München, auction 138, lot 713, 26 Nov 2007; very rare; SOLD

Syracuse, Sicily, Agathokles, 317 - 289 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Although Agathocles was brutal in pursuit of power, afterward he was a mild and popular "tyrant." His grandest goal was to establish democracy as the dominant form of government for the world. He did not want his sons to succeed him as king and restored the Syracusan democracy on his death bed.
SH54900. Silver tetradrachm, SNG Lloyd 1494; M. Ierardi, Tetradrachms of Agathokles of Syracuse, AJN N.S. 7-8, 1996, 238, choice gVF, weight 16.445 g, maximum diameter 25.4 mm, die axis 180o, 305 - 295 B.C.; obverse KOPAΣ, head of Kore left, wreathed in grain; reverse AΓA[ΘOKΛEIOΣ], Nike standing half right raising trophy, hammer in right, triskeles at feet left; ex Tom Cederlind, ex Münzen Und Medaillen List 260 (1965), #17; rare with head left; SOLD

Baktria, Diodotus I as Satrap for Antiochus II Theos, c. 255 - 250 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Diodotus I was the Seleukid governor of Baktro-Sogdiana early in Antiochos II's reign. His first coinage was issued with the Seleukid monarch's portrait. He then issued coins, like this one, with his own portrait, yet retaining the name of Antiochos as king. Diodotus' territory was so remote that he was king in all but title. About 250 B.C., he took the title too and issued coins as king in his own name (BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆IO∆OTOY).

Recent scholarship shows that Ai Khanoum (Greek name uncertain) was the principal mint of the region, located on the frontier between Afghanistan and the former Soviet Union.
SH42566. Gold stater, Houghton-Lorber I 630, Newell ESM 723, SGCV II 7497, VF, test cut on obverse, weight 8.380 g, maximum diameter 17.8 mm, die axis 180o, Ai Khanoum mint, obverse diademed head of middle-aged Diodotus I right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, Zeus striding left, naked, aegis over extended left arm, hurling fulmen with raised right, wreath over eagle inner left; rare; SOLD

Selge, Pisidia, c. 300 - 190 B.C.
Click for a larger photo A scarce type inspired by the well known "athletic" issue of Aspendos.
SH28066. Silver stater, SNG BN 1936, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, BMC Pisidia -, EF, minor flan defects on rev, weight 10.747 g, maximum diameter 25.5 mm, die axis 0o, Selge mint, c. 300 - 190 B.C.; obverse two wrestlers, the left one grabs the wrist and forearm of his opponent, AΛI between their legs; reverse ΣEΛΓEΩN on left, Herakles standing half-left, head turned right, club in raised right, lion-skin in left, O between legs; SOLD

Macedonian Kingdom, Demetrius I Poliorketes, 306 - 283 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Demetrios was called Poliorcetes, "The Besieger" for his creative siege engines including a battering ram 180 feet long requiring 1000 men and a wheeled siege tower named "Helepolis" (or "Taker of Cities") which stood 125 feet tall and 60 feet wide, weighing 360,000 pounds.
SH28933. Silver tetradrachm, CNG 73, 153; apparently unpublished, cf. Newell 33 (stater with these monograms), gVF, weight 17.045 g, maximum diameter 26.9 mm, die axis 0o, Tarsos mint, c. 298 - 295 B.C; obverse Nike atop prow of galley decorated with apotropaic eye left, blowing trumpet and holds stylis; reverse ∆HMHTPIOY / BAΣI−ΛEΩΣ, Poseidon stands left, naked save chlamys over extended left arm, about to hurl trident with right, monograms either side; toned, very fine obverse style; rare; SOLD

Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, c. 155 - 145 B.C.
Click for a larger photo The magistrate's name is written EYΦHMOΣ ΠAYΣANIOY, with the last name in genitive, which means Euphemos was the son of Pausanios.
SH35582. Silver tetradrachm, BMC Ionia p. 162, 36; SNGvA 2042 var (magistrate), EF, weight 16.547 g, maximum diameter 33.3 mm, die axis 0o, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, c. 160 - 150 B.C.; obverse bust of Artemis the Hunter wearing stephane, bow and quiver at shoulder; reverse MAΓNHTΩN / EYΦHMOΣ / ΠAYΣANIOY, Apollo naked standing half left, left arm resting on tripod, filleted branch in right hand, Maeander pattern below, magistrate's name with patronymic left, all within laurel wreath; wonderful style on both sides; SOLD

Macedonian Kingdom, Demetrius I Poliorketes, 306 - 283 B.C.
Click for a larger photo This type was issued in preparation for Demetrios' invasion of Asia Minor. Demetrios was defeated, imprisoned by Seleukos and died in captivity in 283 B.C. The bull's horns suggest his relationship to Poseidon is the same as Alexander's to Zeus Ammon. The portrait is individualized, but evokes the image of Alexander. Demetrios was the first to assimilate elements of Alexander's deified portrait and the first living ruler to portray himself as a god on coins. -- www.lawrence.edu
SH25880. Silver tetradrachm, Newell p. 97, 91 and pl. VIII, 12, SNG Cop 1179 var, gVF, weight 17.0192 g, maximum diameter 29.3 mm, die axis 45o, Pella mint, c. 289 - fall 288 B.C.; obverse Demetrios diademed head right with horns of a bull, the animal sacred to Demetrios' patron deity, Poseidon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY, Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, trident in left (apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor of Alexander), monogram left; superb portrait, tight flan, ex Harlan Berk; SOLD

Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D.
Click for a larger photo In 107 A.D., Trajan received an ambassador from India.
SH53588. Silver denarius, SRCV II 3129, RSC II 74, BMCRE III 328, RIC II 128, Superb EF, weight 3.369 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 107 A.D.; obverse IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder; reverse COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC, Victory standing slightly left, naked to hips, raising wreath in right, palm frond in left; ex H. S. Perlin Co., 1989; fine style, bold, from sharp dies, as struck mint state except for the addition of wonderful iridescent toning; SOLD



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