Kroton Nomos BRUTTIUM, Kroton AR Nomos, dumpy incuse type, struck ca. 475-450 BC Dia.: 18.5 mm Wt.: 7.39 g Obv.: Tripod with legs terminating in lion's feet; to left, crane standing right. Rev.: Incuse tripod. Ref.: HN Italy 2102; SNG ANS 259; CMG Class IV No. 2 Ex J. G. Le Breton Collection (1884-1968) (Glendining, 30 October 1963), lot 457 (part of; Seaby listed as buyer); Ex Seaby Coin and Medal Bulletin 548 (January 1964), no. A1014; Ex CNG E-Auction 462, lot 11 (Feb. 26, 2020) Further Reading: A Kroton Nomos with a Wonderful Old Provenance You'll note if you read my above linked write up that the tripod design on the coins of Kroton are thought to be associated with Apollo due to the fact that the Pythia at Delphi gave her prophesies while seated on a tripod. Therefore, it is very possible that this coin shows the Delphic Tripod. My favorite myth involving the Delphic Tripod is the story of a struggle between Herakles and Apollo. The story begins when Herakles has one of his frequent fits of madness and throws his friend Iphytus off the walls of Tiryns. In remorse, he travels to Delphi to seek Apollo's advice on how to cleans himself of the crime. However, the Pythia refuses to give him an oracle. Herakles becomes so enraged that he knocks the Pythia off her tripod, picks it up and starts heading for the door. Apollo sees this and tries to stop Herakles from stealing the tripod and a struggle ensues. The fight becomes so intense that Zeus is forced to intervene and separate the brothers. In order to stop the conflict from escalating further it is decided that the tripod will stay in Delphi but that Herakles will be given his desired oracle. The oracle states that in order to cleans himself, Herakles will need to be sold into slavery for a year. Hermes then sells Herakles to Omphale, Queen of Lydia. Herakles and Apollo struggling over the Delphic Tripod Q Minucius Rufus Denarius ROMAN REPUBLIC Q. Minucius Rufus, moneyer AR Denarius, Rome mint. 122 BC Wt.: 3.73g Dia.: 19.9mm Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) below chin, RVF behind. Rev.: Dioscuri on horseback riding right; Q MINV / ROMA below. Ref.: Crawford 277/1; Sydenham 421 Ex Archer M. Huntington Collection (1870-1955); American Numismatic Society (1001.1.25440) as part of a loan from the Hispanic Society of America in 1947; (CNG E-auction 328, June 11, 2014), lot 429; Ex Minotaur Coins, purchased May 2022. Further Reading: A Crude but Charming Republican Denarius with an Excellent Provenance Please post anything you feel is relevant!