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Italy. Lucania. Herakleia. AR Stater ca. 370-281 BC; 7.86 g.
Obverse: [HPAKLHIWN], head of Athena right, wearing crested Athenian helmet ornamented with Skylla; behind, K //
Reverse: HPAKLHIWN, Herakles, naked, standing facing, holding club and bow, lion’s skin over left arm; in field to left, vase above.
HN Italy 1384; SNG ANS 75; Van Keuren 85.
Nice toning and rare in this quality. Extremely Fine
Herakleia was an ancient city of Magna Graecia. It was situated on the Gulf of Taranto between the rivers Aciris (Agri) and Siris (Sinni). It was a Greek colony, but founded at a period considerably later than most of the other Greek cities in this part of Italy. The ruins of the city are located in the modern comune of Policoro in the Province of Matera, Basilicata.