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Live auction - bgr_457303 - LUCANIA - HERACLEA Nomos ou statère

LUCANIA - HERACLEA Nomos ou statère AU
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Estimate : 2 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 14:00:30
Type : Nomos ou statère
Date: c. 281-278 AC.
Mint name / Town : Héraclée Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 7,52 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large irrégulier et ovale bien centré. Très belle tête d’Athéna d’un style extraordinaire. Très joli revers de style fin avec une petite faiblesse sur la tête d’Héraklès. Très jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés et bleutés irisés. Conserve une partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna de trois de face à droite, coiffée d'un casque corinthien à triple cimier orné du Skylla ; signé derrière la tête.
Obverse legend : AR/IG.

Reverse


Reverse description : Héraklès debout de face, légèrement tourné à droite, nu, tenant la massue de la main droite et de la main gauche, un arc et une flèche, la léonté reposant sur le bras gauche.
Reverse legend : tHRAKLHIWN/ LEWN.

Commentary


Nomos signé au droit (Arig) et au revers (Leon).

Historical background


LUCANIA - Iraclia

(370-281 BC.)

To end the struggle between the cities of Tarentum and Thurii, Heraclea was founded jointly in 433-432 BC The inhabitants of Siris, a neighboring town, there were also installed. In 374 BC, Heraclea became the federal capital of the Italic League at the request of Taranto who wanted to dominate the region. Roman and Tarentines aided by Pyrrhus, king of Epirus, fought in 279 BC near the city. Heraclea was taken by the Romans in 272 BC.

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