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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ |Themes & Provenance| ▸ |Gods, Non-Olympian| ▸ |Hekate||View Options:  |  |  | 


Hecate or Hekate is Greek and Roman underworld goddess of archaic origin associated with magic, childbirth, nurturing the young, gates and walls, doorways, crossroads, lunar lore, torches and dogs. During the Hellenistic period, she appeared as a three-faced goddess associated with ghosts, witchcraft, and curses. Today she is a popular goddess with modern witches and neo-pagans.

Caracalla [and Geta], 198 - 212 A.D., Stratonicea, Caria, Damnatio Memoriae

|Geta|, |Caracalla| |[and| |Geta],| |198| |-| |212| |A.D.,| |Stratonicea,| |Caria,| |Damnatio| |Memoriae||AE| |36|
After Geta's murder, Caracalla damned his memory, Damnatio Memoriae, requiring the destruction of every reference to his younger brother. Both Geta's portrait and legend were intentionally erased from this coin. The countermark shows an older Caracalla.
SH60677. Bronze AE 36, SNGvA 2687, SNG Cop -; countermark: Howgego 84, aF, flan crack, weight 19.254 g, maximum diameter 36.4 mm, die axis 0o, Stratoniceia (Eskihisar, Mugla Province, Turkey) mint, 198 - 212 A.D.; obverse [MANTP ANTΩNINON CE...], confronted laureate and draped busts of Caracalla and Geta [the bust of Geta erased]; countermark: laureate bearded bust of Caracalla right in round punch; reverse [ΕΠI ΕΠITYNXANONTOΣ TOY ΦIΛΩNOΣ ΣTPATONIKΕN], Hekate standing facing, head left, patera in right hand, torch in left hand, altar at feet left; rare; SOLD

Roman Egypt, Memphis Nome, 1st - 3rd Century A.D.

|Roman| |Egypt|, |Roman| |Egypt,| |Memphis| |Nome,| |1st| |-| |3rd| |Century| |A.D.||tessera|
RX38674. Lead tessera, Geissen 3501 (same dies); Dattari 6416 ff.; Milne 5279 var.; Emmett 4594 (R5) var., VF, weight 5.767 g, maximum diameter 24.6 mm, die axis 0o, Memphis mint, obverse Nilus seated left on hippopotamus right, himation around legs, reed in right, cornucopia in left; Euthenia stands right before him, wearing chiton and billowing peplos, crowning him with wreath; reverse MΕMΦIC, Isis-Hekate standing facing, triple face crowned with disk and horns, wearing long chiton and peplos, uraeus in right, left arm around neck of Apis bull standing left with disk between horns; small figure behind her raising hands; rare; SOLD


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