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Panic terrors

Pan -  der Hirtengott

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Antigonos Gonatas 277-239 BC. Tetradrachm ca.28 mm 277-239 BC Mint in Makedonia. Head of Pan with goat horns and goat skin in the center of a Macedonian shield, lagobolon over shoulder / Athena Alkidemos walking left, brandishing thunderbolt and shield. Sear 6783; very fine
Panic terrors
  • Struck in honour of the god Pan
  • Pan was a possible archetype for the chrstian "devil"
  • He terrified people by "panic horrors"
In 227 BC Antigonos Gonatas won a battle against Celtic tribes near the town of Lysimacheia. He attributed this victory to the help of the god Pan, and from that time on he placed the head of Pan on the obverse of his coins.

Additional Information

Category 1 Greek Coins
Category 2 Macedonia
Category 3 Kingdom of Macedonia
Ruler Antigonos Gonatas
Reign 277-239 BC
Denomination Tetradrachm
Date 277-239 BC
Mint Mint in Makedonia
Material Silver
Condition very fine
Catalogue Sear 6783
Weight ca.16 g
Diameter ca.28 mm
Item Number 13922

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