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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Geographic - All Periods > Anatolia > Phrygia > Laodicea ad Lycus > GB81382
Laodicea ad Lycus, Phrygia, 2nd Century B.C.
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and sexuality. In a contest to select the fairest goddess, Zeus made Paris the judge. Aphrodite presented herself naked and whispered that if he chose her, he would have the most beautiful mortal woman in the world as a wife. This was Helen, already married to King Menelaus of Sparta. The Trojan war was the revenge of the defeated Hera and Athena.
GB81382. Bronze AE 16, SGCV II 5155, BMC Phrygia 26, VF, Laodicea ad Lycus (near Denizli, Turkey) mint, weight 4.358g, maximum diameter 15.9mm, die axis 0o, 2nd century B.C.; obverse draped bust of Aphrodite right; reverse ΛAO∆I/KEΩN, Aphrodite seated right, holding dove in left; SOLD











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