Diobol

Features

Issuer Herakleia (Lucania)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 340 BC - 330 BC
Value 1 Diobol = 2 Obol = 2/6 Drachm (2/6)
Currency As
Composition Silver
Weight 1.12 g
Diameter 13 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 280450
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References HN Italy# 1381,
N. Keith Rutter, Andrew Burnett; 2001. Historia numorum : Italy. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom.
SNG ANS 2# 70
Hyla A. Troxell; 1972. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum / Part 2. Lucania : The Collection of the American Numismatic Society. American Numismatic Society, New York, United States.

Obverse

Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla.

Reverse

Herakles standing front, his head turned to right, holding club in his right hand, his bow and arrow in his left, and with his lion's skin draped over his left arm; to left, Nike flying right to crown Heracles with a wreath; in field to left, EY; in field to right, Σ.

Lettering:
⊦ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ
EY Σ

Mint

Heraclea Lucaniae, Lucania, modern-day Policoro, Italy

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (340 BC - 330 BC) 

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold Diobol
Nomos AG
Auction 21
Lot 30
Internet Archive
Nov 21, 2020 XF USD 501.12
(CHF 459.80)
(incl. buyer's premium)

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