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Fantastic beasts - and where to find them!

Fantastic beasts - they don't just play an important role in the world of Harry Potter. Mythical creatures have always fascinated mankind, and most of them have their origins in ancient mythology. Each creature is ascribed special characteristics and was assigned to a particular god. The selection is diverse, just like Emporium Hamburg's repertoire. Get your hands on a piece of legend now!

Immerse yourself in the ancient world of Asia Minor. Here you will find a selection of coins from various regions. The city of Teos in Ionia keeps company with the king of the skies, the griffin. This hybrid creature was also a popular motif in later times, representing courage, bravery and protection. Whether Hemiobol or Diobol, Teos loves its winged protector. Just like the Sicilian city of Alaisa. The majestic griffin can also be found on its bronze coins.

In the city of Amisos in Pontos in Asia Minor, celestial creatures are also very much in vogue. Here, however, they opted for Pegasus, the winged horse. The friend and helper of all the gods is even immortalized by Zeus as a constellation for his loyal service in the sky. Pegasus can also be found on terobols in Lycia.

The city of Nagidos in Cilicia, on the other hand, is a fan of a mythical figure, half human, half animal. Its obol depicts the satyr, a rather comical figure and companion of the god Dionysus. The satyr is a creature that never misses a party, but still impresses with its kindness and a certain amount of wisdom.

The city of Pergamon in Mysia, on the other hand, is associated with the cult of the serpent. As the protector of the underworld, she stands for rebirth, eternal youth and immortality, unlike in Christianity.

The town of Taras in Calabria goes one level deeper in terms of location. Its animal creature lives in the water and yet is not a fish. We are talking about the dolphin, which is closely linked to the history of the town's founding. During a sacrificial ritual for the sea god Poseidon, a dolphin appeared to Taras, who gave the city its name. Taras interpreted this event as a sign and built a city on this site, which was to become one of the most important trading centers of antiquity. Buy a historical witness with a touch of mythology now!

So don't hesitate and add a fabulous coin with a piece of history to your collection. Because you know: As we all know, there are no limits to the imagination!

 


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Asia Minor, Pontos, city of Amisos

Product no.: 065765

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Asia Minor, Ionia, Teos, city, AR Diobol

Product no.: 254428

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Asia Minor, Lycia, Dynasts, AR tetrobol

Product no.: 286192

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Asia Minor, Cilicia, Nagidos, AR Obol

Product no.: 299464

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Asia Minor, Ionia, Teos, city, AR Hemiobol

Product no.: 254452

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Sicily, city of Alaisa, AE 21

Product no.: 291421

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Italy, Calabria, Town of Taras, AR Didrachme

Product no.: 407356

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Asia Minor, Mysia, City of Pergamon, AR Cistophor

Product no.: 285412

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