Obverse, Peleus wrestles with the sea nymph Thetis while her two companions flee Reverse, two sea nymphs approach their father, Nereus
Both Zeus and Poseidon desired Thetis; but, after they learned that she was fated to bear a son who would be stronger than his father, she was married off to Peleus, a mortal. As Peleus tried to catch her, she evaded him by changing into many different forms. Here, however, he has finally secured his bride, the future mother of the great hero Achilles.
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