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Pantikapaion, Tauric Chersonesos, Thrace, c. 310 - 303 B.C.
Pan is the Greek god of shepherds and flocks, fields, groves, mountain wilderness, and wooded glens, hunting, rustic music, theatrical criticism, and companion of the nymphs. He is connected to fertility and the season of spring. He has the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat and is usually represented in the form of a satyr, with a cloak of goat's skin, playing the Syrinx, or flute of seven pipes, and holding the pedum or pastoral staff.
GB91270. Bronze AE 22, SNG BM 869, SNG Cop 30, MacDonald Bosporus 69, HGC 7 113, SGCV I 1700, gVF, attractive style, bold strike, light marks, light deposits, Pantikapaion (Kerch, Crimea) mint, weight 7.898g, maximum diameter 21.5mm, die axis 0o
, c. 310 - 303 B.C.; obverse bearded horned head of Pan right; reverse ΠAN, forepart of griffin left, sturgeon left below; SOLD
Catalog current as of Sunday, August 18, 2019.
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