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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Ionia| > |Magnesia ad Meandrum| > SH10814
Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, c. 155 - 140 B.C.
Apollo's most important attribute is the tripod lebes, a cauldron in a three-legged stand used for religious rituals. The tripod lebes is symbolic of his prophetic powers. At his temple at Delphi, his priestess sat on his tripod chewing laurel leaves and inhaling hallucinating vapors from a fissure in the floor. After she mumbled her prophesy, a male priest would translate it for the supplicant.
SH10814. Silver stephanophoric drachm, SNG Cop 844, SNGvA 7922, Jones dies 10/a, BMC Ionia -, Superb EF, Magnesia ad Maeandrum (near Tekin, Turkey) mint, weight 16.974g, maximum diameter 33.8mm, die axis 0o, c. 155 - 140 B.C.; obverse bust of Artemis the Hunter wearing stephane, bow & quiver at shoulder; reverse MAΓNHTΩN / ΠAYΣANIAΣ / ΠAYΣANIOY, Apollo naked standing half left, left arm resting on tripod, filleted branch in right, Maeander pattern below, magistrate's name with patronymic left, all within laurel wreath; ex CNG/Seaby; SOLD











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