A Double Crowning of Sorts


This image is from this 2013 article by Andreas Kropp.  He also has some comments on the coin type in his monograph of the same year on p. 39 and here in this other article.  I wanted to put it up here to connect it with my earlier post on the iconography of crowning, esp. as it has two figures doing the crowning as in the literary testimony from Demosthenes quoted there AND because it helps us think even more about the power structures implied by the act of crowning, as well as by hand clasping iconography of the reverse.

Update 2/27/16:  cf. also RRC 470/1c: What’s interesting is that the crowning is symbolically equivalent here supplication with a branch….


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