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 ; $750.00 (€667.50)
, 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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, 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, Rome 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 (€62.30)
, c. 500 - 450 B.C.
A most unusual use of illusion on a coin. The two boars' heads can also be viewed as the facing of a .GA70935. 1/10th , p. 151, 14; 287; I, p. 350, 564; 7712 var. (no ); 645 ff. var. (same); 542 var. (same), VF, dark , , 1.264 g, maximum 9.6 mm, 0o, uncertain of mint, c. 500 - 450 B.C.; ΛEΣ (above), heads, creating the illusion of a facing of a ; square punch; from Matt , ex Mediterranean Coins; $60.00 (€53.40)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., ,
Wandering the world in a panther-drawn chariot, Dionysos rode ahead of the maenads and satyrs, who sang loudly and danced, flushed with wine. They were profusely garlanded with ivy and held the , a staff topped with a pinecone, a symbol of the immortality of his believers. Everywhere he went he taught men how to cultivate vines and the mysteries of his cult. Whoever stood in his way and refused to revere him was punished with madness.RP69760. Bronze assarion, 1278 (R4, noted as unpublished var.), -, -, -, F, rough corrosion, 3.964 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 0o, (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) mint, AY KA C - CEVHPOC (or similar), laureate right; ΦIΛIΠΠ−O−ΠOΛITΩN, Dionysos standing left, nude, pouring wine from in right hand for at feet on left, filleted vertical behind in left hand; ; $36.00 (€32.04)
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