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T736, THE PRETENSIONS OF DANAUS TO THE CROWN OF ARGOS PROVED BY A SIGN [AT DAWN A WOLF FELL UPON A HERD OF OXEN THAT WAS PASTURING BEFORE THE WALL, AND ATTACKED AND FOUGHT WITH THE BULL THAT WAS THE LEADER OF THE HERD. IT OCCURRED TO THE ARGIVES THAT GELANOR WAS LIKE THE BULL AND DANAUS LIKE THE WOLF, FOR AS THE WOLF WILL NOT LIVE WITH MEN, SO DANAUS UP TO THAT TIME HAD NOT LIVED WITH THEM. IT WAS BECAUSE THE WOLF OVERCAME THE BULL THAT DANAUS WON THE KINGDOM. ACCORDINGLY, BELIEVING THAT APOLLO HAD BROUGHT THE WOLF ON THE HERD, HE FOUNDED A SANCTUARY OF APOLLO LYCIUS.]

  • Record Number: 40000768
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T736
  • Material of Original Gem: Sardonyx
  • Description: THE PRETENSIONS OF DANAUS TO THE CROWN OF ARGOS PROVED BY A SIGN [AT DAWN A WOLF FELL UPON A HERD OF OXEN THAT WAS PASTURING BEFORE THE WALL, AND ATTACKED AND FOUGHT WITH THE BULL THAT WAS THE LEADER OF THE HERD. IT OCCURRED TO THE ARGIVES THAT GELANOR WAS LIKE THE BULL AND DANAUS LIKE THE WOLF, FOR AS THE WOLF WILL NOT LIVE WITH MEN, SO DANAUS UP TO THAT TIME HAD NOT LIVED WITH THEM. IT WAS BECAUSE THE WOLF OVERCAME THE BULL THAT DANAUS WON THE KINGDOM. ACCORDINGLY, BELIEVING THAT APOLLO HAD BROUGHT THE WOLF ON THE HERD, HE FOUNDED A SANCTUARY OF APOLLO LYCIUS.]
  • Inscription Greek: ΚΡΟΜΟΥ
  • Signature: Kromos
  • Literary Source Record: Pausanias
  • Last Recorded Collection: Unknown
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): IV.342
    • Christie's, London: 1839
    • Prendeville, J.: Explanatory catalogue of the proof-impressions of the antique gems possessed by the late Prince Poniatowski and now in the possession of John Tyrrell, Esq. (1841): 736
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