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Numismatik Lanz München   |   Auction 160   |   15 June 2015
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Lot 202



Estimate: 8'000 EUR   |   Starting price: 4'800 EUR Price realized: 8'000 EUR
GRIECHISCHE MÜNZEN
IONIEN
EPHESOS
Goldstater, 133 - 132. Drapierte Büste der Artemis mit Stephane sowie Köcher über der Schulter nach rechts. Rs: E - Φ, Standbild der Artmeis von Ephesos, links Beizeichen Dreifuß, rechts Jahzahl B (= Jahr 2). de Callatay Taf. LI/k, BMC -, Head Greek Numismatics S. 576, Head, B.V. Head, ‘On the Chronological Sequence of the Coins of Ephesus’, London 1880, vgl. S. 69. Nr. 8 (Taf. IX, 4), SNG Aulock - (vgl. 1869, andere Beizeichen), SNG Copenhagen -, Traitè -, Pozzi -. 8,56g. Seltenes Münzzeichen. Sehr schön/fast vorzüglich. Artemis was worshiped in most Greek cities but only as a secondary deity. However, to the Greeks in Asia Minor she was a prominent deity. In Ephesus, a principal city of Asia Minor, a great temple was built in her honor, which became one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World". But at Ephesus she was worshiped mainly as a fertility goddess, and was identified with Cybele the mother goddess of eastern lands. The cult statues of the Ephesian Artemis differ greatly from those of mainland Greece, whereas she is depicted as a huntress with her bow and arrows. Those found at Ephesus show her in the eastern style, standing erect with numerous nodes on her chest.

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