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Nommos of Herakleia with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet ornamented with Scylla, who holds stone in her right hand. In front: inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles leaning to right choking the Nemean lion who is trying to bite him. At left, club. Below: one-handled vase. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; by 1965: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel and Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich (auction of the Walter Niggeler Collection, part 1, Malzgasse 25, Basel, December 3-4, lot 41); by 1987: with Bank Leu AG, In Gassen 20, Zurich, Switzerland (auction 42, Hotel Savoy-Baur en Ville, Zurich, May 12, 1987, lot 42); purchased by MFA from Bank Leu A.G., June 24, 1987

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 330 B.C.

Mint

Herakleia, Lucania

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 7.77 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

1987.290

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins