LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circa 330-320 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.89 g, 12 h), signed by the engraver Atha.... ˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ Head of Athena to right, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet adorned, on the bowl, with Skylla hurling a stone to right, and a triple pendant earring; behind Athena's neck, Κ. Rev. ˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ Youthful Herakles standing facing, nude but for a strap across his chest and with a 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 74. Van Keuren 85. Lightly toned and attractive, with a sober and restrained head of Athena. Nearly extremely fine.
From the Aletheia Collection, ex Numismatica Ars Classica 54, 24 March 2010, 16.
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