Raising Murex

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by 7Calbrey, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    That's the first coin in my humble collection which shows Astarte raising a Murex shell with her right hand. Palm tree in left field of reverse. The coin was struck at Tyre under Elagabalus. It weighs 5.9 g. BMC 388. Hope you like it.

    ElgMurx O.JPG ElgAstr R.JPG
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  3. Alegandron

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

    Really nice capture, @7Calbrey ! That is really cool... lots of cool devices: Murex, Astarte, Palm Tree... nice

    I have only one Murex, and it is a typical Roman play on names... (Purpurio => Purple => Murex )

    RR Furius Purpurio 169-157 BCE Roma Luna Biga Linear Frame murex shell above horses Craw187-1
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