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Knidos, Caria, 210 - 185 B.C.
Cnidus or Knidos, near modern Tekir, Turkey, has been excavated and a fine seated statue of Demeter and a colossal figure of a lion found there are in the British Museum. The most famous statue by Praxiteles, the Aphrodite of Knidos, was made for Cnidus. It has perished, but late copies exist, of which the most faithful is in the Vatican Museums.
GB24658. Bronze AE 19, BMC Caria p. 95, 85, aVF, Knidos (near Tekir, Turkey) mint, weight 4.805g, maximum diameter 19.0mm, die axis 0o
, obverse head of Apollo right; reverse KNIDIΩN - APIΣTOΠO/ΛIΣ, branch with bunch of grapes, between two vertical lines flanked by inscription; SOLD
Catalog current as of Monday, August 19, 2019.
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