16 of Herakleion, c 281 - early 1st century BCC

Obv. hd Athena r wearing Corinthian helmet (sometimes decorated with griffin)
Rev. marine deity (Glaukos?) r with human torso and a fish's tale, carying shield and spear. Usually helmeted.


Van Keuren 144            2.05 g         Classical Numismatic Group > Mail Bid Sale 79 2008 lot 17
                                         Estimate 200 EUR, realized 150 EUR


type vK 144-148



LUCANIA, Herakleia. 3rd-1st centuries BC.  15mm (2.05 g, 9h). Helmeted head of Athena right / 
Marine deity (Glaukos?) right, holding shield and spear. 
Van Keuren 144; HN Italy 1437. Good VF, black patina, a little smoothing.