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Persephone (Kore)

Persephone, also called Kore, is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest goddess Demeter, and queen of the underworld; she was abducted by Hades, the king of the underworld.

Kyzikos, Mysia, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.

|Cyzicus|, |Kyzikos,| |Mysia,| |2nd| |-| |1st| |Century| |B.C.||AE| |18|
In 74 B.C. Cyzicus, allied with Rome, withstood a siege by King Mithridates VI of Pontus. Rome rewarded this loyalty with territory and with municipal independence which lasted until the reign of Tiberius. When it was incorporated into the Empire, it was made the capital of Mysia, afterward of Hellespontus. Cyzicus was one of the great cities of the ancient world.
GB111737. Bronze AE 18, SNG BnF 465; SNG Cop IV 69.; SNGvA I 1236.; SNG TŁb IV 2259.; BMC Mysia p. 39, 152; Lindgren I 220, aVF, light deposits, weight 5.497 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 0o, Kyzikos (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.; obverse head of Kore Soteira (the savior maiden) right, wreathed with grain; reverse KY/ZI in two lines, divided by monogram at center, all inside oak wreath, within a shallow round incuse; $90.00 (Ä84.60)







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