LYDIA, Nysa. Faustina Junior, daughter of Antoninus Pius, wife of Marcus Aurelius.
|Sale: CNG 69, Lot: 1000. Estimate $150.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 8 June 2005.
Sold For $130. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Augusta, 147-175 AD. Æ 18mm (4.68 gm, 12h). Diademed and draped bust right / NVCA-EW
N, Hades dragging away protesting Persephone in quadriga right. SNG Copenhagen 319. VF, green patina. ($150)From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Marcel Burstein Collection (Peus 366, 25 October 2000), lot 709.
According to the Homeric Hymn to Demeter
, 15-18, Persephone was picking flowers with her companions in the Vale of Nysa, when the ground opened up and Hades seized her.