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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
, 2nd century B.C.; obverse
of Aphrodite right; reverse
ΛAO∆I/KEΩN, Aphrodite seated right, holding dove in left; SOLD
Catalog current as of Sunday, May 19, 2019.
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