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2 January 2022
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Lot 24
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
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LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 390-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 23.5 mm, 7.60 g, 5 h), c. 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 of splendid Classical style. Edge bang, otherwise, good very fine.

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Online bidding closes:
02 Jan 2022 14:12:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
19 Jan 2022 08:26:30 CET
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Hammer Price:
1900 CHF by friggillo (Bids: 16)

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Lot 24
Starting Price: 350 CHF
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 390-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 23.5 mm, 7.60 g, 5 h), c. 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 of splendid Classical style. Edge bang, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
Lot 25
Starting Price: 100 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 470-440 BC. Stater (Silver, 19.5 mm, 8.33 g, 12 h). ΜΕΤΑ Six-grained barley ear; border of dots. Rev. Six-grained barley ear, as above but without legend and incuse; rayed border. HN III 1484. Noe 233-9. Very attractively toned. Some deposits on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Lot 26
Starting Price: 150 CHF
LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 7.71 g, 10 h). Head of Demeter facing to left, her hair bound by a net, wearing a double-curved earring and a simple pearl necklace. Rev. METAΠ Ear of barley with a leaf on the right; to right, above the leaf, Φ. BMC 130 (same dies). HN III 1546. Noe 520 (same dies). With a particularly elegant and noble head of Demeter of splendid late classical style. A scarce variety. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
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