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Francis Jarman
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Type 09: Eros with Down-turned Torch and a Bow
Despite the down-turned torch, this reverse type cannot — because of the bow — possibly represent Thanatos.  These attractive little coins were issued only in Nicopolis ad Istrum in Moesia and in Aphrodisias in Caria (on the coins of the latter city there i...

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Type 02: Eros Stringing his Bow
The types of Eros stringing his bow are probably based on different statues by Lysippus—one (as shown above left , marble copy in the Capitoline Museum in Rome) may have been the famous bronze from Thespiae in Boeotia —not to be confused with the even more ...
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