stater of Herakleion, 281-278 BC (Early Pyrrhic Period)
Obv. hd Athena frontally Attic helmet decorated with Scylla
Rev. Herakles standing frontally
Van Keuren 94 7.71 g Classical Numismatic Group > Triton X 2007 lot 37.
Estimate 1,000 USD, realized 1,000 USD
type vK 88-94
LUCANIA, Herakleia. Time of Pyrrhos of Epiros. Circa 281-278 BC. AR Nomos (7.71 g, 9h). Filo-, magistrate. Head of
Athena facing slightly right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla throwing a stone; monogram
to left, E to right / |-HRAKL[EIWN], Herakles standing facing, holding club in right hand and bow and arrow in
left, lion skin draped over left arm; to left, Nike flying right, crowning him with wreath; |-A between club and
right ankle, FIL[W] to right. Van Keuren 94; HN Italy 1392; SNG ANS 80; SNG Lloyd 278; Basel 1112. Good VF, toned,
weakly struck reverse.
From the David Herman Collection.