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Josef Vital Kopp

Josef Vital Kopp (1906-1966) was born in Beromünster (Canton Lucerne), studied at the Einsiedeln convent Kollegium, studied theology in Innsbruck and classical philology in Fribourg, Switzerland, Berlin and Heidelberg. He wrote his dissertation (1938) on «Das physikalische Weltbild der frühen griechischen Dichtung». He was professor and rector of the Willisau Kollegium (Canton Lucerne) from 1938-45, and at the Kantonsschule Lucerne from 1945-62. After that he worked as freelance author and as a translator of the works of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

zwei Münzen aus der Sammlung Kopp

Two coins from the former Kopp collection:

Above: Silver tetradrachmon of the Egypto-Hellenist King Ptolemy II (285-246 BC), who was called Philadelphos («brother friend») and ruled over Palestine/Israel. The back side depicts an eagle on a bolt of lightning, symbols of the highest god Zeus; N 1966.204.

Below: Silver tetradrachmon of the Syrian-Hellenist King Antiochus IV (175-164 BC), who was called Epiphanes («the appeariing») and ruled over Palestine/Israel. The back side depicts an enthrones Zeus; N 1966.206.

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