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ID11343
 
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  Metal Type:  14K Bezel on Sterling Silver Shank
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Hera



DenominationAR Silver Siglos

 

Date:  300-100 BC

                                                                                                                  

Description:

 

Obverse: Head of Hera right, wearing turreted stephane.

 

Reverse: Owl standing facing with spread wings; to lower left, ΠA monogram.

 

Hera is the wife and one of three sisters of Zeus in the Olympian pantheon of Greek mythology and religion. Olympian queen of the gods and the goddess of women and marriage. She was also a goddess of the sky and starry heavens. She was usually depicted as a beautiful woman wearing a crown and holding a royal, lotus-tipped staff. Sometimes she held a royal lion or had a cuckoo or hawk as her familiar.

 

Portrayed as majestic and solemn, often enthroned, and crowned with the polos (a high cylindrical crown worn by several of the Great Goddesses).

 

Properly speaking, Hera was the only really married goddess among the Olympians, for the marriage of Aphrodite with Ares can scarcely be taken into consideration; and hence she is the goddess of marriage and of the birth of children.



 
     
 
         
 
 
 
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