drachm of Herakleion, 300-280 BC

Obv. hd Athena frontal wearing Attic helmet decorated with Scylla
Rev. owl holding olive branch

Van Keuren 119      3.73 g      Classical Numismatic Group > Mail Bid Sale 60 2002 lot 69
                                Estimate 500 USD, realized 745 USD

type vK 114-123

LUCANIA, Herakleia. Circa 281-278 BC. AR Drachm (3.73 gm). Head of Athena facing three-quarters right, 
wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone; monogram under left helmet crest, 
E under right helmet crest / 
Owl standing right on olive branch, head facing; club to left, FILW to right. 
Van Keuren 119 (same dies); SNG ANS 81. 
Lightly toned, good VF, very slight porosity in fields. Wonderfully executed dies. 
Ex Classical Numismatic Group Auction 54 (14 June 2000), lot 161.