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Coin of Heraclea Salbace with bust of Nero, struck under Glycon

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Nero to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles standing to left, right hand extended, club and lion's skin on left arm. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 54–59

Mint

Heraclea Salbace, Asia: Caria

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 5.15 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.3029

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins