AR Stater of Issus
money; Coins (money)
On the obverse of the coin, the god Apollo stands facing to the left, leaning against a laurel tree with a libation bowl held in his hand. On the coin’s reverse side, the demigod Herakles stands facing the right while holding a lion skin, a club, and a bow. The imagery of the Greek gods is an example of the high level of Greek influence in the area.
ARTH250 (Professor V. Rousseau, fall 2019)
University Art Collection, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)
Achaemenid Empire, Greek, Persian, Issus, Cilicia