Gordian III AE23 of Markianopolis. The Three Graces dancing together, the left one holding a kantheros.

Ancient Coins - Gordian III AE23 of Markianopolis.  The Three Graces dancing together, the left one holding a kantheros.
zoom view
Gordian III AE23 of Markianopolis. AVT K M ANT GORDIANOC AV, laureate draped bust right / MARKIANOPOLITWN, the three graces dancing together, the left one holding a kantheros. markianopolis AE23 Varbanov 1501. No.2566. VF but with chip that doesn~t impinge on the devices. Rare.

In Greek mythology, the three goddesses of joy, charm, and beauty. The daughters of the god Zeus and the nymph Eurynome, they were named Aglaia (Splendor), Euphrosyne (Mirth), and Thalia (Good Cheer). The Graces presided over banquets, dances, and all other pleasurable social events, and brought joy and goodwill to both gods and mortals. They were the special attendants of the divinities of love, Aphrodite and Eros, and together with companions, the Muses, they sang to the gods on Mount Olympus, and danced to beautiful music that the god Apollo made upon his lyre. In some legends Aglaia was wed to Hephaestus, the craftsman among the gods. Their marriage explains the traditional association of the Graces with the arts; like the Muses, they were believed to endow artists and poets with the ability to create beautiful works of art. The Graces were rarely treated as individuals, but always together as a kind of triple embodiment of grace and beauty. In art they are usually represented as lithe young maidens, dancing in a circle. (Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 99)

Click here to browse the 3000+ items on AncientCoinArt.com!

Prezzo SKU : 2566
US$ 240.00
  • € 206.09
  • £ 188.02
  • AUD 340.87
  • CHF 222.00
  • CAD 321.50

Quotazione: 09/24/20

Invia da: