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Live auction - bgr_724788 - LUCANIA - HERACLEA Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - HERACLEA Nomos, statère ou didrachme MS
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Estimate : 1 800 €
Price : 2 100 €
Maximum bid : 2 100 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 14:01:40
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 281-278 AC
Mint name / Town : Héraclée, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 6,31 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire sur un flan très légèrement décentré au revers. Superbe Héraklès au revers, finement détaillé. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés


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 : FILW/ tHRAKLHIWN.
Reverse translation : (D’Héraclée).

Historical background


(370-281 BC)

In order to put an end to the struggle between the cities of Taranto and Thurium, Heraclea was jointly founded in 433-432 BC. The inhabitants of Siris, a neighboring town, were also settled there. In 374 BC, Heraclea became the federal capital of the Italiote league at the request of Taranto who wanted to dominate the region. Romans and Tarentines helped by Pyrrhus, king of Epirus, clashed in 279 BC near the city. Heraclea was taken by the Romans in 272 BC.

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