Your coin was part
of a series of six different coin types
, in three denominations/sizes, all with the legend FEL TEMP REPARATIO
They were issued at about a dozen mints. There were several major series (a total of six, but only the Falling Horseman type
was struck during all six series). Within each series there were often more than one issue struck at each mint
So for Heraclea
, the first series had
two issues for the falling horseman type
with marks SMHA and then * in field
, SMHA (often shown as *-/SMHA).
seems to have also had
two matching issues, SMHA and SMHA*.
So you can see that the second issue of the first series at Heraclea
is distinguished by the *, but this * can be in the field
or the exergue
depending on coin type