Ancient Coins: GREEK and GREEK IMPERIAL BRONZE: Lysia, Hypaepa, Elagabalus, 218-222 A.D.
AE 29, 16.30g. magistrate: Aurelius Dionysos Charixenos. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Elagagalus to right. Rev. The mythical Lydian King Torrhebos seated to left holding a scepter in his left and and a figure of Artemis Anaitis in his right hand; he rests his left arm on lyre on base. Imhoof-Blumer, Lydische Stadtmünzen 82,18. Altinoluk, Hypaipa, Type 141. BMC-. SNG COP_. SNG von Aulock_. Very rare with dark brown and green patina. The Lydian King Torrhebos is credited with creating the Lydian key, an ancient Greek musical mode.
Ex: Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auction 76, September 19, 1991, lot 18.
Ex: Peter Weiss, Kiel Germany, collected 1967-2015.
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