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Polyrhenion, , c. 330 - 280 B.C.
GB73555. Bronze AE 11,
Gortyna, , 4th Century B.C.
Zeus was enamored of Europa and decided to seduce or ravish her. He transformed himself into a tame white bull and mixed in with her father's herds. While Europa and her female attendants were gathering flowers, she saw the bull, caressed his flanks, and eventually got onto his back. Zeus took that opportunity and ran to the sea and swam, with her on his back, to the island of . He then revealed his true identity, and Europa became the first queen of . Zeus gave her a necklace made by Hephaestus and three additional gifts: , Laelaps and a javelin that never missed. Zeus later re-created the shape of the white bull in the stars, which is now known as the constellation . SH51407. Silver
, 2378, 64, 442 var. (thinker pose), VF, , heavy , over-struck on an earlier coin, 11.592 g, maximum 26.4 mm, 180o, Gortyna mint, 4th century B.C.; Europa seated right in a tree in a playful pose; bull right, turned back left; SOLD
and , 25 January 41 - 48 A.D., Polyrhenium,
Messallina was Claudius' 3rd wife and mother of and . They were married when she was 14. In 48 A.D., while was away in , even though she was married to the emperor, Messallina married her lover, Gaius Silius. Silius was executed and Messallina driven to suicide.RP16601. Bronze AE 20,
1032, aF, 4.170 g, maximum 20.2 mm, 180o, Polyrhenium mint, of left; MEΣΣA [...], diademed of right; after nearly 10 years in business, this is the first coin of handled by FORVM; SOLD
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