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Live auction - bgr_580952 - LUCANIA - HERACLEA Nomos ou statère

LUCANIA - HERACLEA Nomos ou statère XF/AU
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Estimate : 650 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 14:01:42
Type : Nomos ou statère
Date: c. 281-278 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lucanie, Héraclée
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 7,93 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré des deux côtés. Très joli revers avec une léonté finement détaillée. Métal légèrement taché au droit. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés au revers
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée d'un casque corinthien à triple cimier orné du Skylla ; derrière le casque, E.
Obverse legend : [tHRAKLHIW-N].


Reverse description : Héraklès debout de face, 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 ; dans le champ à gauche, une petite chouette volant à gauche.
Reverse legend : [ARIS/ tHRAKLHIWN].

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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