Stater of Herakleion, c 390-340 BC

Obv. hd Athena r wearing Attic helmet decorated with griffin)
Rev. Herakles standing r strangling lion

Van Keuren 47var ?            7.37 g         Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles Auction 42 2007 lot 13
                                             Realized 1400 USD

Lucania. Heraclea, c. 390-340 BC. AR Nomos (7.37g). Head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet decorated with 
griffin. Reverse: Herakles turned right, strangling Nemean lion; ethnic clockwise along right edge; shell at left. 
Cf. Van Keuren 47 (Scylla on helmet); cf. HN Italy 1376 (Scylla on helmet). Bold strike, in very handsome style, 
with blackish hoard patina. Coin possibly Unique! Nearly Extremely Fine. 

Estimated Value $1,250 - 1,750. 

Provenance: Ex ADM Collection, NAC Sale O (5-13-04), lot 1090. The griffin seen on this helmet is employed on some 
issues earlier in the series at Heraclea (cf. HN Italy nos. 1366-1368), but is apparantly unknown afterwards. This 
coin is not thought of as a hybrid, since the wing type on the griffin coins is distinctly different from that seen
here. The Dr. Robert Hesselgesser Collection.

Numismatica Ars Classica > Auction O 2004 lot 1090
Price realized: 2,400 CHF  (approx. 1,846 U.S. Dollars as of the auction date)   Note: Prices do not include 
buyer's fees.

A Selection of Coins of Magna Graecia and Sicily from the A.D.M. Collection 
Estimate: CHF 2000
d=19 mm
Nomos c. 390-340, AR 7.95 g. Helmeted head of Athena r. Rev. Heracles standing l., strangling Nemean lion.

Apparently unique and unrecorded. Of exquisite style, toned and good VF