Potamikon : sinews of Acheloios : a comprehensive catalog of the bronze coinage of the man-faced bull, with essays on origin and identity (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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ΠΟΤΑΜΙΚΟΝ : sinews of Acheloios : a comprehensive catalog of the bronze coinage of the man-faced bull, with essays on origin and identity /
Potamikon : sinews of Acheloios : a comprehensive catalog of the bronze coinage of the man-faced bull, with essays on origin and identity

Author: written and edited by Nicholas J. Molinari and Nicola Sisci. ; Nicholas J Molinari; Nicola Sisci
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd, [2016]
Series: Archaeopress archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Potamikon attempts to solve a question that has perplexed scholars for hundreds of years: Who exactly is the man-faced bull featured so often on Greek coinage? It approaches this question by examining the origin of the iconography and traces its development throughout various Mediterranean cultures, finally arriving in Archaic and Classical Greece in the first millennium BC. Within the context of Greek coinage, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Named Person: Achelous, (Greek deity); Achelous, (Greek deity)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: written and edited by Nicholas J. Molinari and Nicola Sisci. ; Nicholas J Molinari; Nicola Sisci
ISBN: 9781784914011 1784914010 9781784914097 1784914096
OCLC Number: 957644187
Description: viii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Introduction: Why the Man-Faced Bull? --
1Part I Concerning the Origin and Identity of the Man-Faced Bull 1 Section One: On the Origin of Man-Faced Bull Iconography --
Chapter I: Paleolithic Art-Iron Age --
Chapter II: The Westward Migrations of Man-Faced Bull Iconography --
Chapter III: The Iconography and Related Traditions in Early Western Mediterranean Cultures --
Chapter IV: The Etruscan and Greek Worlds --
Chapter V: Distribution of the Iconography on Greek Coinage --
Section Two: On the Identity of the Man-Faced Bull: Chapter VI: Past Arguments for the Identity of the Man-Faced Bull --
Chapter VII: The Identity of the Greek Man-Faced Bull --
Part II Catalog of the Bronze Coinage of the Man-Faced Bull: Section Three: SICILY --
Section Four: ITALY --
Section Five: AKARNANIA --
Section Six: REMAINING MINTS --
Appendix 1: Joseph Eckhel, 'De tauro cum facie humana,' in Doctrina Numorum Veterum, Vol. 1 (Wien: Ignatius Alberti, 1792). Translated by Curtis Clay, 2013. --
Appendix 2: 'The Oxus River God: a man-faced Indian humped bull' by Dr. Lloyd W. H. Taylor" after the title 'The Oxus River God --
Bibliography --
Index
Series Title: Archaeopress archaeology.
Responsibility: written and edited by Nicholas J. Molinari and Nicola Sisci..
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This book, Potamikon, presents an investigation into the origin and identity of the man-faced bull, as well as a catalogue of coins.  Read more...

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