77 Apollonia cow and calf

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Silver coin from Apollonia and Dyrrhachium with a cow and suckling calf on the obverse and a double stellate pattern on the reverse taken from Corcyrean prototypes.

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The cow/calf fertility symbol is of European origin. The geometrical pattern is most probably a schematic representation of the two stars of the Dioscuri. Other explanations include backgammon (for the resemblance of the pattern to the board of the popular game)

 
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Article groupPendants
GenderFor Him or Her
MaterialSolid Sterling Silver
Diameter (excluding bails)19 mm (3⁄4in)

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77 Apollonia cow and calf

Silver coin from Apollonia and Dyrrhachium with a cow and suckling calf on the obverse and a double stellate pattern on the reverse taken from Corcyrean prototypes.

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