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Thasos, Thrace, c. 480 - 463 B.C.
Nymphs are nature spirits who appear as beautiful, young nubile maidens. They dwell in mountains, valleys and groves, by springs and rivers, and also in trees and cool grottoes. Nymphs love to dance and sing and are the frequent target of satyrs. Satyrs are male companions of Pan and Dionysus with goat-like features, including a goat-tail, goat-like ears, and sometimes a goat-like phallus. As Dionysiac creatures, Satyrs are lovers of wine and women and ready for every physical pleasure. They are obsessed with nymphs.
GA87298. Silver stater
, SNG Cop
1013; Svoronos HPM
p. 97, 12, pl. X, 21; McClean
436; BMC Thrace
p. 218, 28; HGC 6
331, gVF, well centered and struck
, light tone, die wear, Thasos mint, weight
8.833g, maximum diameter
23.1mm, c. 480 - 463 B.C.; obverse
nude ithyphallic satyr kneeling-running right, carrying in his arms a struggling nymph, raising her right hand in protest, both with long strait hair indicated with lines, she wears a long chiton
, her palm
is facing, Θ (Thasos) below; reverse
square; ex Steven Battelle, ex Harlan
, buy or bid sale 198 (7 Jul 2016), lot 74; rare with Θ
Catalog current as of Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
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