Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by green18, Nov 16, 2019.
Log in or Sign up to hide this ad.
Oh bloody hell, it's a constellation. Has ever the visage of such appeared on a coin most ancient?
And you, sir, will go to the 'Cooler'......
As long as there is beer.......
I say thee...nay, good sir.
Astronomical Symbols on Ancient and Medieval Coins is quite encyclopedic and makes no mention of such. Moreover, a search at acsearch.info does not reveal any coins depicting the mythological hunter.
The closest you'll get is a reference to the constellation Lepus, the hare which Orion and his hounds chase through the night sky:
It has been speculated that the hare depicted on this 5th century BC coin of Bruttium-Rhegion is related to Orion, god of the Strait of Messina, and therefore symbolizes the unity of Rhegion and Messana.
Separate names with a comma.