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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. 350 - 250 B.C.

|Troas|, |Birytis,| |Troas,| |c.| |350| |-| |250| |B.C.||AE| |11|
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.

GB110091. Bronze AE 11, SNG Cop 249; BMC Troas p. 40, 1 - 2; SNG Mnchen -; SNG Tbingen -; SNGvA -, gVF, green patina, tight flan, light deposits, tiny spots of light corrosion, weight 1.254 g, maximum diameter 11.4 mm, die axis 0o, Birytis mint, c. 350 - 250 B.C.; obverse head of Kabeiros left wearing pileus, beardless, star on each side of cap; reverse B-I/P-Y in fields flanking club, all within laurel wreath; smaller denomination, beardless, with stars; scarce; $90.00 SALE PRICE $81.00


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







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