Macedonia, Stobi, Julia Domna
Description: Macedonia, Stobi, Julia Domna (193 - 217 AD). IVLIA AVGVSTA; draped bust right / MVNICIP STOBEN; Hades in galloping quadriga right, carrying off struggling Persephone and holding scepter.
Diameter: AE27 mm
Weight: 11,58 g
Attribution: Varbanov 3882; Mushmov 6550
Commentary: very rare; bronze surfaces with faint patina, weak but recognizable reverse
History: Persephone, the daughter of Zeus and demeter, was abducted by Hades, the god of underworld, who had to return her back, but giving her some underworld food to eat, tricked her into spending one third of the year under the earth.
Article Number: 060-05-01-42384