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Faustina Junior, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Amphipolis, Macedonia
Tauropolos is an epithet for the goddess Artemis, variously interpreted to mean worshiped at Tauris (Crimea), or pulled by a yoke of bulls, or the hunting bull goddess. A statue of Artemis Tauropolos by Iphigenia in her temple at Brauron in Attica was said to have been from the Taurians. The festival of Artemis at Athens was called the Tauropolia.
RP84828. Bronze AE 17, Varbanov III
3225 (R4); AMNG III
/ 2 p. 42, 83; SNG Hunterian
775; SNG Cop
107; SNG ANS
191; BMC Macedonia
p. 57, 112; SGICV
1720, VF, legends weak, encrustations, flan
right, corrosion, Amphipolis mint, weight
4.313g, maximum diameter
16.7mm, die axis
, 146 - winter 175/176 A.D.; obverse
, draped bust
right, hair in a braided bun at the back; reverse
AMΦI−ΠO−ΛE−ITΩN, Artemis Tauropolos
riding aside facing on bull galloping right, bow in left hand extended before her, drawing arrow from quiver at shoulder with right hand; ex Alex G. Malloy
Catalog current as of Monday, March 25, 2019.
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