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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.

Maximinus I Thrax, 20 March 235 - Late May 238 A.D., Thessalonica, Macedonia

|Thessalonika|, |Maximinus| |I| |Thrax,| |20| |March| |235| |-| |Late| |May| |238| |A.D.,| |Thessalonica,| |Macedonia||AE| |27|
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.
RP93127. Bronze AE 27, Touratsoglou p. 252, 11 (V6/R10); BMC Macedonia p. 123, 112 (same dies); Varbanov 4504 (R4); SNG ANS 874 - 875 var. (obv. legend); SNG Cop -, gVF, nice portrait, off center and uneven strike with weak areas, attractive brown tone, flan adjustment marks, light porosity, tiny deposits, weight 12.012 g, maximum diameter 26.7 mm, die axis 0o, Thessalonika (Salonika, Greece) mint, 20 Mar 235 - late May 238 A.D.; obverse AV K Γ IOV OVH MAΞIMINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse ΘECCAΛONEIKEΩN, Nike standing half left, head left, holding small figure of Kabeiros standing left in her extended right hand, palm frond in her left hand, Kabeiros holds a rhyton and hammer; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $140.00 (128.80)


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.

GB08515. Bronze AE 18, SNG Cop 247, SNGvA 1502, VF, weight 5.24 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, die axis 180o, Birytis mint, c. 350 - 250 B.C.; obverse head of Kabeiros left wearing cap, two stars above; reverse B-I/P-Y at sides of club, all in wreath; pitting on obverse; SOLD


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







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