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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Epirus| > GB90096
Ambrakia, Epirus, Greece, c. 238 - 168 B.C.
Dione in Greek mythology seems to be the equivalent of Gaia the Earth Mother and is Aphrodite's mother. Her name is really less a name than simply a title: the "Goddess", etymologically a female form of Zeus. After the Iliad, Aphrodite herself was sometimes referred to as "Dionaea" and even "Dione," just "the goddess." Roman "Diana" has a similar etymology but is not otherwise connected with Dione.
GB90096. Bronze AE 19, SNG Cop 23; SNG München 525; SNG Evelpidis 1770; BMC Thessaly p. 94, 5, F, green patina, light earthen deposits, Ambrakia (Arta, Greece) mint, weight 4.171g, maximum diameter 18.6mm, die axis 0o, c. 238 - 168 B.C.; obverse laureate and veiled head of Dione right; reverse obelisk of Apollo, A-M/B-P flanking in two lines, all within laurel wreath; ex Munzhandlung Ritter; scarce; SOLD










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