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LUCANIA - HERACLEA Nomos, statère ou didrachme MS
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Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 281-278 AC
Mint name / Town : Héraclée, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 6,21 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un petit flan, légèrement décentré au revers sur la tête d’Héraklès. Portrait d’Athéna de toute beauté d’un style fantastique. Revers de style fin. Recouvert d’une magnifique patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES 34, n° 13


Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée d'un casque corinthien à triple cimier orné du Skylla et timbré d’un I; derrière le casque, tA.
Obverse legend : tA/ I.


Reverse description : Héraklès debout de face, nu, tenant la massue de la main gauche, la léonté reposant sur son bras, se couronnant lui-même de la main droite ; dans le champ à gauche, un aplustre.
Reverse legend : [F]ILW/ tHRAKL[HIWN].
Reverse translation : (D’Héraclée).


Mêmes coins que les exemplaires de l’American Numismatic Society (ANS. 85, pl. 2) et que celui de la collection Pozzi, n° 153, pl. IV.

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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