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Live auction - bgr_588062 - IONIA - HERACLEA AD LATNUM Tétradrachme stéphanophore

IONIA - HERACLEA AD LATNUM Tétradrachme stéphanophore AU
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Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c. 150 AC
Mint name / Town : Héraclée, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,65 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et bien centré. Très beau portrait d’Athéna. Revers de toute beauté. La monnaie a conservé une grande partie de son coupant d’origine. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock de la maison Platt (1978)


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque attique à cimier et à triple aigrette, orné d'un Pégase volant et de quatre protomés de chevaux.


Reverse description : Massue dans une couronne de chêne ; au-dessous de la massue, petite Niké volant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et deux monogrammes complexes.
Reverse legend : HRAKLEWTWN/ (SKU) - (DRIW).
Reverse translation : (d’Héraclée).

Historical background


(Second century BC)

Heraclea was placed on the Gulf at the foot of Mont Latmos. The coinage of the city begins with the Hellenistic period.

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