Pautalia. Septimius Severus Æ32. Apollo.EF

Ancient Coins - Pautalia. Septimius Severus Æ32. Apollo.EF
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  Pautalia. Septimius Severus �32. AYT K CЄΠTI CЄYHPOC Π., laureate bust right / A KAIKINA ΛAPΓOY OYΛΠIAC ΠAYTAΛIAC., Apollo standing nude,holding a patera and a laurel-branch ,sacrificing over a lighted  altar at his feet

Similar to Varbanov EV 4634 but 32 mm instead of 28mm.R4.    EF and beautiful !!!

Apollo  

The son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis. Apollo was the god of music (principally the lyre, and he directed the choir of the Muses) and also of prophecy, colonization, medicine, archery (but not for war or hunting), poetry, dance, intellectual inquiry and the carer of herds and flocks. He was also a god of light, known as "Phoebus" (radiant or beaming, and he was sometimes identified with Helios the sun god). He was also the god of plague and was worshiped as Smintheus (from sminthos, rat) and as Parnopius (from parnops, grasshopper) and was known as the destroyer of rats and locust, and according to Homer's Iliad, Apollo shot arrows of plague into the Greek camp. Apollo being the god of religious healing would give those guilty of murder and other immoral deeds a ritual purification. Sacred to Apollo are the swan (one legend says that Apollo flew on the back of a swan to the land of the Hyperboreans, he would spend the winter months among them), the wolf and the dolphin. His attributes are the bow and arrows, on his head a laurel crown, and the cithara (or lyre) and plectrum. But his most famous attribute is the tripod, the symbol of his prophetic powers. (by Ron Leadbetter}

 

 

 

 

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