stater of Herakleion, 281-278 BC (Early Pyrrhic Period)
Obv. hd Athena frontally Attic helmet decorated with Scylla
Rev. Herakles standing frontally
Van Keuren 93 7.69 g Classical Numismatic Group > Triton X 2007 lot 36.
Estimate 2,500 USD, realized 4,250 USD
type vK 88-94
LUCANIA, Herakleia. Time of Pyrrhos of Epiros. Circa 281-278 BC. AR Nomos (7.69 g, 5h). Aristodamos, magistrate.
Head of Athena facing slightly right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla throwing a stone;
monogram to left / |-HRAKLEIWN, Herakles standing facing, head left, holding skyphos in extended right hand, lion
skin draped over, and cornucopia cradled in, left arm; club leaning against left leg; to left, ARISTO/DAMOS above
altar. Van Keuren 93; HN Italy 1391; SNG ANS -; SNG Lloyd -. EF, toned. Very rare issue.
From the David Herman Collection.