Roman Bronze Figure of Weeping Eros, Roman Imperial, c. 1st Century AD
The only other known bronze version of this subject is in the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia but it appears to derive from a different type more commonly found in Hellenistic terracottas. According to Ludwig Curtius, the bound figure of weeping Eros refers to his punishment by the goddess Nemesis, perhaps for tormenting Psyche; the original Greek statue, which he dates to the early Hellenistic period, would have been placed in a sanctuary of Nemesis.
Nearly mint state tetradrachm of Alexander III the Great, minted in Pella, Macedon c. 323-315 BC
This coin shows the head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin headress. On the reverse AΛEΞANΔPOY inscription with Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; in left field, bee atop a rose.
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