Nomos

Features

Issuer Herakleia (Lucania)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 281 BC - 278 BC
Value 1 Nomos = 3 Drachm (3)
Currency As
Composition Silver
Weight 7.84 g
Diameter 20 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 280453
Numista (https://numista.com)
References HN Italy# 1385,
N. Keith Rutter, Andrew Burnett; 2001. Historia numorum : Italy. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom.
SNG ANS 2# 78,
Hyla A. Troxell; 1972. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum / Part 2. Lucania : The Collection of the American Numismatic Society. American Numismatic Society, New York, United States.
SNG ANS 2# 79
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 Corinthian helmet adorned with a figure of Skylla hurling a rock right on the bowl, a pendant earring and a simple necklace; behind Athena's neck, E.

Lettering:
˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ
E

Reverse

Youthful Herakles standing facing, nude but for lion's skin over his left arm, holding club in his right hand and, in his left, a bow and an arrow; above club, owl standing right, head facing; in field to left, APIΣ.

Lettering: APIΣ

Mint

Heraclea Lucaniae, Lucania, modern-day Policoro, Italy

Comments

Time of Pyrrhos, struck under the magistrate Aris...

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (281 BC - 278 BC) 

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Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold Nomos
Nomos AG
Auction 21
Lot 32
Internet Archive
Nov 21, 2020 XF USD 787.45
(CHF 726.00)
(incl. buyer's premium)

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