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Philoktetes: The Trojan War HeroThis very rare Greek coin from the ancient city of Homolion in Thessaly shows the Trojan War hero Philoktetes wearing a pileus with a coiled serpent on the reverse along with the inscription OMOLEIΩN . It was minted circa 360 BC.Philoktetes was the son of the king of Meliboea (map) in Thessaly, and was  famous for his friendship with Herakles, whose pyre he lit. Herakles  left him his bow and arrows. Philoktetes joined the Greek forces against  Troy but, on…

Philoktetes: The Trojan War HeroThis very rare Greek coin from the ancient city of Homolion in Thessaly shows the Trojan War hero Philoktetes wearing a pileus with a coiled serpent on the reverse along with the inscription OMOLEIΩN . It was minted circa 360 BC.Philoktetes was the son of the king of Meliboea (map) in Thessaly, and was famous for his friendship with Herakles, whose pyre he lit. Herakles left him his bow and arrows. Philoktetes joined the Greek forces against Troy but, on…

An almost, sort of complete Greek God family tree. (Though there are wayyyy too many of them...)

The Almost Complete Greek God Family Tree

SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon. Tyrant, 485-478. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 16.99 g, 12h). Head of the river god Alpheios facing, with a moustache, long beard, small horns (their tips off the flan) and non-human ears / ΣVRA, Two large grains of barley; all within a deep incuse square.

SICILY, Syracuse. Gelon. Tyrant, 485-478. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 16.99 g, 12h). Head of the river god Alpheios facing, with a moustache, long beard, small horns (their tips off the flan) and non-human ears / ΣVRA, Two large grains of barley; all within a deep incuse square.

The infant Herakles, nude but for a baldric over his left shoulder, kneeling to right on ground line, strangling a serpent with each hand. Rev. Lion's mask facing; below, ; all within circular incuse.

The infant Herakles, nude but for a baldric over his left shoulder, kneeling to right on ground line, strangling a serpent with each hand. Rev. Lion's mask facing; below, ; all within circular incuse.

G112 A Rare and Important Greek Electrum Stater of Maroneia (?) (Thrace), the Finest of Two Known and Among the Finest of All Electrum Greek Coins | by Ancient Art

G112 A Rare and Important Greek Electrum Stater of Maroneia (?) (Thrace), the Finest of Two Known and Among the Finest of All Electrum Greek Coins | by Ancient Art

SICYONIA, Sikyon, silver Stater, approximate 330 BC, Aversum: chimera to the right, beneath brisure, reverse: dove flies to the right, right brisure, everything in the wreath, BCD Peloponnesos 202. 2, fine Shading, 11. 96 g, good very fine    Dealer  Auction house Ulrich Felzmann    Auction  Minimum Bid:  350.00 EUR

SICYONIA, Sikyon, silver Stater, approximate 330 BC, Aversum: chimera to the right, beneath brisure, reverse: dove flies to the right, right brisure, everything in the wreath, BCD Peloponnesos 202. 2, fine Shading, 11. 96 g, good very fine Dealer Auction house Ulrich Felzmann Auction Minimum Bid: 350.00 EUR

Rare electrum hekte from the ancient city of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, c. 454-427 BC. Obverse.

Rare electrum hekte from the ancient city of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, c. 454-427 BC. Obverse.

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