Roman Bronze Vessel , Ornamented With and a , c. 1st Century A.D.
The was the companion of . The grapevine and its wild barren alter-ego, the toxic ivy , were both sacred to him. This was once attached to vessel used for serving or drinking wine.
AI30971. height 8.0 cm (3"), excellent condition with a nice green , bronze vessel ornamented with a facing young of wearing an ivy in his long flowing hair, skin tied at neck, the curving ends with a ; $675.00 (Ä600.75)
, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D., Nysa Scythopolis,
Nysa Scythopolis (Beth Shean) was the center of Egyptian rule in the northern of Canaan during the Late Bronze Period.
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see Beth Shean at BiblePlaces.com.RP73078. Bronze AE 24, 85, 59, 59, aF, 9.195 g, maximum 24.1 mm, 180o, Nysa-Scythopolis mint, 240 - 241 A.D.; AVT K M ANT GOP∆IANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and right, from behind; NVC CKVΘOΠO IEPAC V, Dionysus advancing right, flying behind, in right, placing left hand on of small figure standing at feet before him, left but looking back right behind him, grape bunch upper right, ∆−T (year 304) divided across ; ; $70.00 (Ä62.30)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
In ancient Roman religion and mythology, ("the free one" also known as "the free Father") was a god of viticulture and wine, fertility and freedom. He was a deity of Rome's plebeians and was of their Aventine Triad. His festival of Liberalia (March 17) became associated with free speech and the rights attached to coming of age. His cult and functions were increasingly associated with Romanized forms of the Greek Dionysus-Bacchus, whose mythology he came to share.RS73686. Silver , 32 (S); 301; p. 31, 64; 10; 6307, aVF, , weak strike, 2.903 g, maximum 19.5 mm, 180o, mint, 194 A.D.; L SEPT SEV III, laureate right; , ( ) standing half left, nude but for over shoulder, pouring wine from oenochoe in right hand for at feet on left, vertical behind in left hand; ; $70.00 (Ä62.30)
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