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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Pisidia| > RP86522
Antiocheia, Pisidia, 138 - 192 A.D.
A temple of Mên has been excavated at Antioch, Pisidia. Luna, the Greek moon goddess, was female, which seems natural because the female menstrual cycle follows the lunar month. But Mên was a male moon-god, probably originally of the indigenous non-Greek Karian people. By Roman times, Mên was worshiped across Anatolia and in Attica. He was associated with fertility, healing, and punishment. Mên is usually depicted with a crescent moon behind his shoulders, wearing a Phrygian cap, and holding a lance or sword in one hand and a pine-cone or patera in the other. His other attributes include the bucranium and cock.
RP86522. Bronze AE 13, Kryzanowska table 22 (uncertain dies), SNG BnF 1069 var. (legends), SNG Cop 16 var. (legends), SNGvA -, VF, well centered, slightly rough, Antioch in Pisidia (Yalvac, Turkey) mint, weight 1.556g, maximum diameter 13.2mm, die axis 270o, 138 - 192 A.D.; obverse ANTIOC, draped bust of Mên right, on crescent, wearing Phrygian cap; reverse COLONIA, rooster standing right; from the David Cannon Collection, ex Beast Coins; scarce; $110.00




  






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