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Catana Aetna coin <iI>Obv. c.</i> 475-470 BC. Brussels; <i>Colln. Hirsch </i>269A senior Centaur who tries to rape Herakles' wife Deianeira, carrying her on his back over a river. He is killed by the hero, and his blood contributes to Herakles' eventual 'death' (see Deianeira).

Above: Catana Aetna coin Obv. c. 475-470 BC. Brussels; Colln. Hirsch 269 © Kraay and Hirmer pl. II,33

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