Eros Relaxing After A Week's Hard Work

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  1. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Happy July 4 weekend! I recently picked up this little coin that shows a relaxing Eros on the reverse. The pose is quite attractive, and reminds me of winding down after a long week's work. :)

    You are welcome to post any coin that has a relaxing pose, or one with Eros. Would be great for the weekend. Thanks!


    Caracalla Æ 18mm of Hadrianopolis, Thrace.
    AD 198-217; 3.25g, 18mm, 1h.
    Obv: ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΑVΡ CΕΥ ΑΝΤΩΝEΙΝΟC, laureate head to right
    Rev: ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, Eros (or Thanatos?) standing to right, resting on torch set on altar.
    Youroukova, Hadrianople 390; Varbanov 3526 (same dies as illustration); CNT 5217; SNG Copenhagen 571.
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  3. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    LOVE it!!! Excellent coin:artist::cigar:
    What's Eros been up to that he's so tired?

    Oh wait, I'll bet he's pooped from pulling chariots:
    Funny enough, I've a Caracalla with eros as well:wideyed: Though mine is in action:
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  4. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Lol, that was big when I was in HS! Had one guy in class that nailed the “Ooo-ooo-ooo, YEAH” all the time. Big fun disrupting school!

    Almost forgot all about that song...

    Roman Republic
    L and C Memmius L F Galeria
    87 BCE
    AR Denarius
    Saturn harpa EX S C
    Venus driving Biga Cupid flying holding wreath
    Sear 262 Craw 349-1
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  5. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Here's my specimen, which certainly made the rounds at the various stores in Hadrianopolis.

    Caracalla, AD 198-217.
    Roman provincial AE 17.1 mm, 3.44 g, 12 h.
    Thrace, Hadrianopolis, AD 198-217.
    Obv: AVT K M AVP CE ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head, right.
    Rev: AΔΡIANOΠOΛEITΩN, Nude Eros in attitude of Thanatos standing right, left leg crossed over right, leaning with right hand and left elbow on inverted lit torch.
    Refs: Varbanov 3526; Jurukova, Hadrianople 390.2; CN 5217; Moushmov 2615; cf. SNG Cop 271.
    Notes: Reverse die match to CN 5217 specimen (Nacionalen Arheologičeski Institut s Muzej, Sofia, no. 1566).
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  6. Ryan McVay

    Ryan McVay Supporter! Supporter

    Here are a couple of exmples from my collection. These are more like the lazy neighbor hanging over the fence.
    Still looking for attribution for the young Caracalla if anyone has one!

    Caracala young w eros.PNG Septimius Eros left.PNG
  7. Ryan McVay

    Ryan McVay Supporter! Supporter

    Almost forgot about this one. Eros has more bat wings.... Septimius Eros leaning.PNG
  8. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Thanks, @Ryro. You also have very nice Eros coins.
    Eros pulling chariot... I guess that's why Eros is so tired afterwards. :)
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  9. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Nice coin, RC. Thanks for sharing.
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  10. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Nice examples, Ryan. Thanks for sharing! :)
  11. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Nice coin! :)
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  12. Orielensis

    Orielensis Supporter! Supporter

    That's a funny provincial – Eros' pose and face definitely made me smile.

    Here is my only coin featuring this deity:
    Seleukiden – Antiochos VII Evergetes, AE, Eros und Isiskrone, SC II 275–278..png
    Antiochos VII Evergetes, Seleucid Empire, AE denomination B, 138–129 BC, Antioch mint. Obv: bust of Eros, winged, r. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY [EYEPΓETOY]; headdress of Isis with feathers, horns, and sun disk, star and crescents at base; unclear date. 19mm, 5.75g. Ref: Seleucid Coins II, 275–278.
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