Obverse, Zeus pursuing Aegina Reverse, man with staff and three women
The myth of Zeus and Aegina is rarely represented. Aegina was a nymph whom Zeus carried off to the island that came to bear her name. With economical means, the painter successfully characterizes each of the figures in the scene.
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