obolos 15
24. May 2020
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Lot 22
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
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LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 390-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 23.5 mm, 7.60 g, 5 h), circa 350-340. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested helmet ornamented, on the bowl, with griffin; below chin, Σ. Rev. ΗΡΑ-ΚEΙΩΝ (sic!) Nude Herakles, holding his club with his right hand, kneeling to right, grappling with the Nemean lion which attacks him from the right side; EY above exergue line; below, ear of barley to right. HN III 1366 (same reverse die). Franke & Hirmer 255. SNG ANS 50 (same dies). Work 8. Van Keuren 13. A fascinating coin with a remarkable reverse. Edge bang, otherwise, good very fine.

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Online bidding closes:
24 May 2020 15:11:00 CEST
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15 Aug 2020 00:35:21 CEST
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Hammer Price:
1400 CHF by friggillo (Bids: 9)

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Lot 22
Starting Price: 500 CHF
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 390-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 23.5 mm, 7.60 g, 5 h), circa 350-340. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested helmet ornamented, on the bowl, with griffin; below chin, Σ. Rev. ΗΡΑ-ΚEΙΩΝ (sic!) Nude Herakles, holding his club with his right hand, kneeling to right, grappling with the Nemean lion which attacks him from the right side; EY above exergue line; below, ear of barley to right. HN III 1366 (same reverse die). Franke & Hirmer 255. SNG ANS 50 (same dies). Work 8. Van Keuren 13. A fascinating coin with a remarkable reverse. Edge bang, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Lot 23
Starting Price: 250 CHF
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 330-320 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22.5 mm, 7.85 g, 3 h), signed by the engraver Atha... [˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ] Head of Athena to right, wearing a Corinthian helmet adorned with Skylla hurling a stone to right, a pendant earring and a simple necklace; behind Athena's neck, Κ. Rev. ˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ Youthful Herakles standing facing, nude but for a strap across his chest and with the lion's skin over his left arm, holding a bow and an arrow in his left hand and a club in his right; above club to left, one-handled jug; in field to left, ΑΘΑ. HN III 1384. SNG ANS 76 (this obverse die). Van Keuren 84. Sharp and clear. Areas of flatness on both sides, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Lot 24
Starting Price: 100 CHF
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 330/25-281 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.71 g, 7 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing a Corinthian helmet adorned with Skylla hurling a stone, a pendant earring, and a simple necklace; to right, Κ. Rev. ˫HPAKΛHIΩN/ AΛ Youthful Herakles standing facing, nude but for a strap across his chest and with the lion's skin over his right arm, holding a bow and arrow in his right hand and a club in his left; to left, above, Nike flying to left to crown Herakles; to right, Σ. HN III 1383. SNG ANS 68 (same dies). Bright. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
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