Illustration: 'Atargatis + Priest. 'Syrian Godess Fig 5"

Scope and Content

Image of a line drawing of two sides of a coin discovered in Hierapolis, Turkey, showing the Syrian goddess Atargatis and the head priest Abd Hadad. This drawing is probably a gallery proof of an image published in the 1913 translation of ‘The Syrian Goddess’ by Lucian of Samosata, edited by John Garstang. Additional note on the drawing states ‘fig 5. Coin from Hierapolis, date BC 332 (now in the Bibl. Nationale, Paris’. Handwritten note with negative states 'A3 Slide 66', 'Coin of Hieropolis BC 332 ~ the Bib Nat Paris', 'Coin Atargatis (Syrian Godess) + Abd Hadad the Priest King Fig 5 The Syrian Goddess'.


Formerly stored in JG/X/9/1.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Negative has slight light damage and light scratches.

Conditions Governing Use

Author is unknown. Copyright expired 70 years after first publication.

Related Material

Lantern slide 66 A3


Lucian of Samosata, (1913), The Syrian goddess, being a translation of Lucian' 'De dea Syria' with a life of Lucian by H.A. Strong, Edited with notes and an introduction by J. Garstang, p. 27.