Picture Of The Goddess Atargatis As A Fish With Human Head On Ancient Greek Coin

Picture Of The Goddess Atargatis As A Fish With Human Head On Ancient Greek Coin

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The goddess Atargatis shown as mermaid, a fish with human head, on an ancient Greek coin of Demetrius III Eucaerus

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