Tarsus, Cilicia, Maximinus RARE Herakles & Telephos.VF and very rare and interesting mythological type.

Ancient Coins - Tarsus, Cilicia, Maximinus RARE Herakles & Telephos.VF and very rare and interesting mythological type.
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  Tarsus, Cilicia, Maximinus RARE Herakles & Telephos

Maximinus, 235-238 AD, large bronze of 38 mm, 24 grams. Struck at the mint of Tarsus in Cilicia. Radiate bust of Maximinus to right/Nude Herakles, club in right hand, lion skin over left arm, in left hand Telephos, who leans down and fondles a deer, behind and right is a tree with bird, bull's head on left below Herakles club. SNG Copenhagen 377.

VF and very rare and interesting mythological type.

Telephus

In Greek mythology, Telephus or Telephos (Greek: Τήλεφος, "far-shining")[1] was the son of Heracles and Auge, daughter of king Aleus of Tegea; and the father of Eurypylus. He was intended to be king of Tegea, but instead became the king of Mysia in Asia Minor. He was wounded by the Achaeans when they were coming to sack Troy and bring back Helen to Sparta.

Aleus, king in Tegea and father of Auge, had been told by an oracle that he would be overthrown by his grandson.[2] So, according to varying myths, he forced Auge to become a virginal priestess of Athena Alea, in which condition she was violated by Heracles. Although the infant Telephus was hidden in the temple, his cries revealed his presence and Aleus ordered the child exposed on Mt. Parthenion, the "mountain of the Virgin [Athena]". The child was suckled by a deer through the agency of Heracles. Alternatively, Aleus put Auge and the baby in a crate that was set adrift on the sea.[3] and washed up on the coast of Mysia in Asia Minor. Alternatively, Aleus exposed Telephus and sold Auge into slavery; she was thereby given as a gift to King Teuthras.

In either case Telephus was adopted, either by King Corycus or by King Creon.

Precio SKU: 4395
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