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Live auction - bgr_638347 - LUCANIA - HERACLEA Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - HERACLEA Nomos, statère ou didrachme XF
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 500 €
Maximum bid : 520 €
End of the sale : 27 April 2021 14:07:55
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 276-250 AC.
Mint name / Town : Héraclée, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 6,24 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli portrait d’Athéna, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Herakles debout à droite tenant la massue et la léontée couronné par une Nike volant à gauche.

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. uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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