Arkadia, Arkadian League, c. 430 - 420 B.C.
Like all the of , Kallisto took a vow of chastity, but Zeus transformed himself into the figure of and seduced her. Months later, while Kallisto was bathing, saw was pregnant, became enraged, and transformed her into a bear. Kallisto later gave birth to her son Arcas. Sixteen years later Kallisto, a bear, encountered her son Arcas hunting in the forest. Just as Arcas was about to kill his own mother with his javelin, Zeus averted tragedy by placing mother and son amongst the stars as Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, respectively. The Arcadians claimed descent from Zeus and their "bear-mother" Kallisto through her son Arcas.GS85071. Silver , period IV, cf. 1465, 171, 917 (R3), aVF, , dark , light etching/porosity, 2.712 g, maximum 14.8 mm, 270o, Mantineia (Tripoli, Arcadia, ) mint, c. 430 - 420 B.C.; seated left on a throne without back, nude to the waist, around hips and legs, flying left over his extended right hand, long vertical behind in his left hand; of nymph Kallisto left, hair rolled, A-P-K-A around, all within square; this of Kallisto is extremely , this die is unpublished in the references examined; extremely ; $200.00 (€178.00)
Achaean League, Pallantion, , Peloponnesos, , c. 88 - 30 B.C.
GS85328. Silver or , p. 86, 4; 124; 1593.2; 6507; 219; 290; 26; 1851; 969 (R1), aVF, 2.085 g, maximum 14.9 mm, 225o, Pallantion (near Tripoli, Arcadia, ) mint, c. 88 - 30 B.C.; laureate of Zeus left; large Achaian League (AX) , Π-A-Λ clockwise from left side, YE and trident upward below, all within laurel ; $140.00 (€124.60)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Methana, Pelopennesus,
All coinage of Methana is . This coin is known to us only from the referenced LHS Numismatik AG auction, which references an example in Numismatic Commentary on Pausanias (1887) by F. Imhoof-Blumer and P.
Methana was an obscure town a few miles of Troezen. Pausanias (ii. 34) mentions hot the springs which burst forth near this city in the time of Gonatas. The region bears evidences of violent volcanic action.RP12669. Bronze AE 21,
3.2.D. NCP p. 50, 1332.3 (from LHS Numismatik AG Auction 96); -; -, VF, 3.516 g, maximum 21.2 mm, 135o, Pelopennesus, Methana mint, [...] - CEVHPOC[Π?], laureate right, slight drapery on far shoulder; ME[ΘA]−NAIΩN, Neptune standing facing, left, in extended right, vertical trident in left; extremely ; SOLD
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