Catalogue of Greek Coins: Central Greece (Locris, Phocis, Boeotia and Euboea)

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order of the Trustees [of the British Museum], 1884 - Coins, Greek - 158 pages
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Page xlvii - &c. One type only can be attributed with something approaching to certainty, viz. the Wheel to Chalcis, this being the type of later inscribed coins of that city. The worship of the heavenly bodies, the Sun, the Moon, and the Planets, was peculiarly characteristic of the Lelegian race, who of old inhabited
Page xxx - Diod. xvi. 26. The dolphins on all these coins clearly refer to the myth that Apollo in the form of a dolphin conducted the Cretan ship to Crissa, whence, after commanding the crew to burn their vessel and to erect an altar to him on the shore under
Page xxxvi - check. It would even appear as if Tanagra, relying perhaps on the support of Athens, aspired for a time to the leadership of the Boeotian League. Of this we possess, indeed, no direct evidence, but it may be inferred from the fact that the money of Tanagra, and of Tanagra only, is now frequently struck in the name of the Boeotians in genere
Page 152 - TABLE OF THE KELATIVE WEIGHTS OP ENGLISH GRAINS AND FRENCH GRAMMES. Grains. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Page xli - a Macedonian garrison, first under Cassander and then under Demetrius Poliorcetes, down to BC 288, when Demetrius, who had then fallen from the height of his power, presented Thebes with her freedom, hoping perhaps thereby to attach Boeotia to his cause. rebuilt by Cassander BC 315. The Cadmeia was Period XI.
Page xxxi - to Delphi, and appointed them to be the first priests of his temple.* The most difficult to account for of all the Delphian types is the negro's head. Panofkaf supposes it to represent the mythical * founder of Delphi, Delphos the son by Poseidon of the nymph Melaine, Melantho, or
Page xxxvi - on the opposite bank of the Euripus. Another origin for the wheel (a well-known solar emblem) on the coins of Tanagra may be sought in the worship of Apollo as a sun-god : in this case it might express the same idea as the horse * on the later coinage of
Page xl - who may be supposed to have held at Orchomenus the same post (perhaps that of a Polemarch) as the magistrate at Thebes who is responsible for the contemporary federal money. Several of the magistrates' names on the Boeotian coins of this period may be those of persons mentioned in history, such as Charon (PL xv. 9), one of the Liberators BC 379-8, Epaminondas
Page xxxvi - x. 1). The famous temple of Apollo at Delium, which belonged to Tanagra, was perhaps the centre rom which this worship spread. The amphora as a Theban type is easily accounted for in the worship of Dionysos at that city. Athens, whose influence in Boeotia had been steadily on the increase for some time past, succeeded, after a
Page xliii - 13. ix. xiv.) 3rd. The obol, probably the smaller bronze coin, with the shield on the obverse, and either Nike or a Trident on the reverse, six of which were equivalent to one drachm

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