Cilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnus, Macrinus, 217-218. Tetrassarion Ae 30. Curetes protecting the infant Zeus. Very Rare.
Cilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnus, Macrinus, 217-218. Tetrassarion Ae 30 mm, 13.3 gm.AV K M OΠ CЄOVHP MAKPINO, Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev: CΕΛΕΥΚΕΩΝ ΚΑΛΥΚΑΔΝΩ Infant Zeus seated facing on throne, head turned to left, raising right hand; around him, three Curetes, each wearing military outfit, striking shields with swords. SNG BN 990 (same dies). SNG Levante -. Very Rare. The Curetes were protectors of the infant Zeus when he was hidden away on Crete from his murderous father Cronus. Their dancing and clashing of swords and shields drowned out the cries of the infant.
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