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Nommos of Herakleia with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing a crested helmet ornamented with Skylla carrying a paddle or rudder over her left shoulder. Reverse: Herakles at left, wrestling with the lion; at left, a scallop shell. Below left, a club (off the flan). Inscriptions in Greek at left and right. ...

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By date unknown: Sir Arthur Evans collection; by date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Monnaies Grecques, vol. 1, 1913, no. 240); by 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 325); purchased at the Münzen und Medaiien auction on behalf of MFA by Leu & Company, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Company, September 17, 1959, for $ 5,457.85 (this is the total price for 59.483-59.489)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 370 B.C.


Herakleia, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 002.


Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 7.81 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins