Nacrasa, , c. 138 - 161 A.D.
The Greeks and Romans did not view snakes as evil creatures but rather as and tools for healing and fertility. , the son of and Koronis, learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one snake bringing another snake healing herbs. Woman seeking fertility, the sick, and the injured slept in his temples in chambers where non-poisonous snakes were left to crawl on the floor and provide healing.RP84510. Bronze AE 16, 1812; 295; p. 166, 7; 335; 3033 var. (magistrate); Imhoof-Blumer Lydien -, aVF/F, , green , light corrosion, 2.749 g, maximum 15.9 mm, 0o, Nakrasa (near Kirkagach, Turkey) mint, Junianus , c. 98 - 150 A.D.; EΠI CTPA MAP IOVNIANOV, bearded of Herakles right; NAKPACITΩN, snake coiled around , left; from the Dr. Sam Mansourati Collection; ; $100.00 (€89.00)
, Augusta, 82 - 96 A.D., Nakrasa,
Longina was the daughter of the famous general Cnaeus Domitius Corbulo and was taken from her husband and married to in 70 A.D. In 83 A.D., she was exiled for her affair with the actor . seems to have forgiven her, as ancient sources identify her as a of the plot that ended the emperor's life. She died in the reign of or .RP84899. Bronze AE 17, 935 (3 spec.), 297, 342; IV 507; -; -, F, green , porous, light deposits, light corrosion, a little off center, 2.662 g, maximum 17.0 mm, 0o, Nakrasa (near Kirkagach, Turkey) mint, 82 - 96 A.D.; ∆OMITIA CEBACTH, draped right; NAKPACEITΩN, ( ); ; very ; $80.00 (€71.20)
, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Nakrasa,
Anaitis was the name of a Persian goddess who was equated with and particularly worshiped in .RP82027. Bronze AE 20,
II 365 (same dies), 1798 (1 spec.), -, -, -, -, -, -, aVF, , cleaning scratches, 4.585 g, maximum 19.7 mm, 0o, Nakrasa (near Kirkagach, Turkey) mint, AY NEP TPAIANOC, laureate right; NAKPACITΩN, facing cultus-statue of Anaitis within , on ; extremely ; SOLD
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