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Live auction - bgr_741462 - LUCANIA - HERACLEA Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - HERACLEA Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU
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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 : 9 h.
Weight : 7,86 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan large, centré des deux côtés. Frappe un peu faible. Très beau revers. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à gauche, coiffée d'un casque corinthien à triple cimier orné du Skylla .
Obverse legend : FI.


Reverse description : Héraklès debout de face, tenant la massue et le skyphos, couronné par une Nike.
Reverse legend : SWSIBIOS/ tHRAKLHIWN.
Reverse translation : (D’Héraclée).

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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