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    Ariadne, Daughter of Minos

    LESBOS. Mytilene. Ca. 412-378 BC. EL sixth stater or hecte (10mm, 2.55 gm, 5h). NGC AU ★ 5/5 - 5/5. Head of Ariadne left, hair in sphendone and saccos decorated with three grape bunches / Lion, spearhead in jaws, crouching right in linear square, within incuse square. Bodenstedt 78. HGC 6, 1004. Perfectly struck from dies of exceptional style, with satin-smooth surfaces.

    In Greek mythology, Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos of Crete. Placed in charge of the Labyrinth, she fell in love with Theseus and helped him slay the Minotour. 


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    September, 2017
    7th-12th Thursday-Tuesday
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