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Priapus, Mysia, 3rd Century B.C.
Palinurus Elephas is a spiny lobster, which is commonly caught in the Mediterranean Sea. Its common names include European spiny lobster, crayfish or cray (in Ireland), common spiny lobster, Mediterranean lobster and red lobster. Claws are much smaller than those of the American lobsters.
GB84157. Bronze AE 19, cf. BMC Mysia p. 176, 3 - 5; SNG Cop 548; SNGvA 1435; SNG Tüb 2499; SNG BnF 2401 - 2402, aF, well centered, rough, Priapus (Karabiga, Turkey) mint, weight 4.392g, maximum diameter 18.7mm, die axis 90o
, 3rd century B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse ΠPIAΠHNΩN, lobster or crayfish right, uncertain control symbol below; rare
Catalog current as of Sunday, August 18, 2019.
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