Eros appears on Roman provincial coins as an element of many different reverse types—as a single figure or with other Erotes, with his “girlfriend” Psyche, accompanying Aphrodite or other deities, with a favoured animal like a dolphin or lion, or as part of a more complex tableau like the story of Hero and Leander or the so-called Rape of Persephone. In these notes we describe and discuss the different types. For a systematic arrangement of the material, see the Blog Archive.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Type 11: Eros Leaning on the Branch of a Tree
This reverse type is known only from coins of Commodus struck in Pergamum in Mysia.