21 August 2022
LUCANIA. Herakleia. Circe 330/25-281 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.49 g, 5 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. Van Keuren 85. Well centered and with boldly struck reverse. Deposits on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.