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Electronic Auction 523

Lot nuber 342

CYRRHESTICA, Hierapolis. Philip II. AD 247-249. Æ Tetrassarion (29mm, 16.81 g, 7h).


Electronic Auction 523
Lot: 342.
 Estimated: $ 100

Roman Provincial, Bronze

Sold For $ 120. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CYRRHESTICA, Hierapolis. Philip II. AD 247-249. Æ Tetrassarion (29mm, 16.81 g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Atargatis, holding scepter, seated on lion advancing right. Butcher 64c; RPC VIII Online 7972; SNG Copenhagen 64; SNG München 485. Dark brown patina, porosity. Near VF.

Atergatis, or Atargatis was a Syrian goddess whose cult center was at Hieropolis (Hierapolis- Bambyce). She held a similiar status to Astarte, being a goddess of fecundity and generation and was also known as Derketo. Her priests, generally eunuchs, spread an ecstatic form of her worship to Greece, where she became associated with the Phrygian mother goddess Cybele, and achieved wide-spread popularity in Greece and Italy as a guardian of cities and thus a forerunner of Tyche.

Closing Date and Time: 7 September 2022 at 11:53:40 ET.

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