Apollo is one of the most important of the Olympian gods. The boy of Zeus and Leto, Apollo is called "the most Greek of all gods." Apollo represents the suitable of athletic youth depicted in Greek and Roman religion, art, and literature. Apollo is the god of light and the sun, reality and prophecy, medication and recovery, music, poetry, and the arts. He represents consistency, order, and factor.
This Historical Replica Set presents four ancient Greek portrait coins of Apollo.
The very first coin of Apollo is an Ionian tetradrachm of Klatomenai (480 to 450 B.C.) The obverse reveals the head of Apollo with 3 quarters deal with to left. The reverse reveals a swan facing left with wings spread. (Sear 4315).
The 2nd coin is a Macedonian stater of Phillip II. (369 to 336 B.C.) The obverse of this gold coin reveals the head of Apollo facing. The reverse reveals a galloping biga. (Sear 6663).
The 3rd Apollo coin reveals a tetradrachm of Katana (420 to 404 B.C.) The obverse reveals Apollo with brief hair facing left and a laurel sprig. The reverse reveals slow biga right with Nike crowning the horses. (Sear 768).
The fourth coin is a Leontinoi tetradrachm (425 to 422 B.C.) Obverse reveals radiated head of Apollo facing right, a fine portrait. The reverse reveals lion head facing right with mouth open; 3 corn grains and fish surrounding the lion. (Sear 838).
By 430 B.C., a Roman temple to Apollo existed in Rome. Apollo was thought about one of the 3 protector gods of Pompeii, along with Venus and Jupiter, and a temple to him might have existed as early as the 6th century B.C.
Apollo Coins In Greek and Roman Life
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Historical Roman Replica Coin Set
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Double Side Coins Marked COPY on Reverse