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

Kabeiros

The god Kabeiros is similar in appearance to Dionysos and the rites of his cult were likely similar to those of the Dionysian mysteries. The attributes of Kabeiros are a rhyton and hammer.

Birytis, Troas, c. 4th - 3rd Centuries B.C.

|Troas|, |Birytis,| |Troas,| |c.| |4th| |-| |3rd| |Centuries| |B.C.||AE| |10|
Birytis' precise location in western Asia Minor remains unknown but it probably stood either south of Troy or near Hellespont. Numismatics provides our only evidence this city existed.

The god Kabeiros is similar in appearance to Dionysos and the rites of his cult were likely similar to those of the Dionysian mysteries. The attributes of Kabeiros are a rhyton and hammer.

GB79803. Bronze AE 10, SNG Cop 251, SNG Munchen 171, SGCV II 4059, VF, attractive green patina, light corrosion, weight 1.052 g, maximum diameter 9.8 mm, die axis 0o, Birytis mint, c. 4th - 3rd Centuries B.C.; obverse bearded head of Kabeiros right wearing pileus; reverse triskeles formed by three crescents, B-I/PY around clockwise divided by triskeles, P reversed, linear border; ex Roma Numismatics e-sale 21 (31 Oct 2015), lot 235; SOLD


Birytis, Troas, c. 350 - 250 B.C.

|Troas|, |Birytis,| |Troas,| |c.| |350| |-| |250| |B.C.||AE| |18|
Birytis' precise location in western Asia Minor remains unknown but it probably stood either south of Troy or near Hellespont. Numismatics provides our only evidence this city existed.

The god Kabeiros is similar in appearance to Dionysos and the rites of his cult were likely similar to those of the Dionysian mysteries. The attributes of Kabeiros are a rhyton and hammer.

GB80063. Bronze AE 18, BMC Troas p. 40, 1 - 2; SNG Cop 247 - 248; SNGvA 1502 - 1503, nice VF, weight 5.756 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 315o, Birytis mint, c. 350 - 250 B.C.; obverse beardless head of Kabeiros left wearing pileus, star on each side; reverse B-I/P-Y in fields at sides of club, all within laurel wreath; larger denomination, beardless, with stars; SOLD


Thessalonica, Macedonia, Pseudo-Autonomous, 69 - 96 A.D.

|Thessalonika|, |Thessalonica,| |Macedonia,| |Pseudo-Autonomous,| |69| |-| |96| |A.D.||AE| |22|
The god Kabeiros is similar in appearance to Dionysos and the rites of his cult were likely similar to those of the Dionysian mysteries. The attributes of Kabeiros are a rhyton and hammer.
RP52279. Bronze AE 22, RPC II 327, SNG Cop -, aF, overstruck, weight 7.825 g, maximum diameter 21.7 mm, die axis 180o, Thessalonika (Salonika, Greece) mint, 69 - 96 A.D.; obverse KABEIPOC, Kabeiros standing left, holding rython and mallet; reverse ΘECCAΛO-NIKEΩN, legend within wreath; scarce type; SOLD







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