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Isis in Corinth: The numismatic evidence. City, image and religion

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Isiac types present in the coinage of continental and insular Greece are very dispersed geographically and very condensed chronologically. Such examples are found only in Macedonia at Amphipolis, Stobi, Apollonia, and possibly Dyrrhachium; in Thessaly at Hypata; in Megarid at Pagai; in Attica at Athens, Aegina; in the Cyclades at Syros; and lastly, on the Peloponnesus. Our knowledge of the Isiac presence at Corinth and in its two harbors of Kenchreai and Lechaion is very fragmented. Rare inscriptions, some illustrated documents, two passages of Pausanias, and a famous text by Apuleius hardly give a complete outline of the cult of Isis and the divinities of her circle in this metropolis of the Peloponnesus.

Keywords: Corinth; Isis; Kenchreai; Lechaion; Peloponnesus



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