Roman Empire - Cilicia, Corycus. Octassarion AE30, Valerian I (253-260 AD)- Themian games

Description
Roman Empire - Cilicia, Corycus. Octassarion AE30, Valerian I (253-260 AD)- Themian games
Very fine

Cilicia, Corycus. Valerian I. AD 253-260. Æ Octassarion (30mm, 22.37 g, 5h). O:\ Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. R:\ Agonistic crown, containing caduceus, palm frond, and aplustre, inscribed ΘЄΜΙΑ and set upon table; to right, Dionysus standing left, holding cantharus and filleted thyrsus; between, panther standing left. SNG France 1122-5; SNG Levante 819. VF, thick earthen green patina. VERY RARE. The presiding deity of the Themian games was the goddess Themis (Θέμις), personification of Justice and Order, who had been the patron of the oracle of Delphi before Apollo. Thema (θέμα) also means a deposit, usually of money, and the Themian games were unusual in having cash prizes for the winners, unlike the more typical awards of wreaths, wine, oil, or celery

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Lot details
Country
Roman Empire
Currency
Cilicia, Corycus. Octassarion AE30,
Year/Period and Variation
Valerian I (253-260 AD)- Themian games
No. of items
1
Type
Coin
Condition
Very fine
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