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Hercules (Herakles)

Thebes, Boiotia, Greece, c. 368 - 338 B.C.

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Pelinna, where this coin was found, was an ancient Greek city with a celebrated temple of Zeus Pelinnaeus, in Estiaeotis, ancient Thessaly. Pelinna was situated between Tricca and Pharcadon, near modern Palaiogardiki. The city gained particular prominence in the fourth century B.C. through its alliance with Philip II of Macedon.
GB74960. Bronze AE 12, cf. BCD Boiotia 530b, VF/aVF, weight 2.067 g, maximum diameter 12.4 mm, die axis 270o, Thebes mint, c. 368 - 338 B.C.; obverse youthful head of Herakles left, wearing Nemean Lion skin headdress; reverse club right laying on top of strung recurve bow with string downward, H above, ΘIΩN below (or similar, magistrate's name obscure); ex BCD with his tag noting, "Found at Pelinna in Thessaly, Jan. 1996, SFr. 30.-"; $40.00 SALE PRICE $36.00
 


Selge, Pisidia, c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C.

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Selge, Pisidia on the southern slope of Mount Taurus where the river Eurymedon (Köprücay) forces its way through the mountains, was once the most powerful and populous city of Pisidia. Protected by precipices, torrents, and an army of 20,000 regarded as worthy kinsmen of the Spartans, Selge was never subject to a foreign power until Rome. In the 5th century A.D. Zosimus calls it a little town, but it was still strong enough to repel a body of Goths.
GB62873. Bronze AE 13, BMC Lycia p. 261, 43; SNG BnF 1963 ff.; SNGvA 5287; SNG Cop -, F, weight 1.878 g, maximum diameter 12.8 mm, die axis 180o, Selge mint, c. 2nd - 1st century B.C.; obverse bearded head of Herakles facing slightly right, wreathed in styrax, Nemean Lion skin tied around neck, club in right over shoulder; reverse ΣE−Λ/K, stag laying right, head left; $36.00 SALE PRICE $32.40
 


Selge, Pisidia, c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C.

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Selge, Pisidia on the southern slope of Mount Taurus where the river Eurymedon (Köprücay) forces its way through the mountains, was once the most powerful and populous city of Pisidia. Protected by precipices, torrents, and an army of 20,000 regarded as worthy kinsmen of the Spartans, Selge was never subject to a foreign power until Rome. In the 5th century A.D. Zosimus calls it a little town, but it was still strong enough to repel a body of Goths.
GB62876. Bronze AE 13, BMC Lycia p. 261, 43; SNG BnF 1963 ff.; SNGvA 5287; SNG Cop -, GF, weight 2.820 g, maximum diameter 14.5 mm, die axis 0o, Selge mint, obverse bearded head of Herakles facing slightly right, wreathed in styrax, Nemean Lion skin tied around neck, club in right behind head and appearing over left shoulder; reverse ΣE−Λ/K, stag laying right, head left; $36.00 SALE PRICE $32.40
 


Selge, Pisidia, c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C.

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Selge, Pisidia on the southern slope of Mount Taurus where the river Eurymedon (Köprücay) forces its way through the mountains, was once the most powerful and populous city of Pisidia. Protected by precipices, torrents, and an army of 20,000 regarded as worthy kinsmen of the Spartans, Selge was never subject to a foreign power until Rome. In the 5th century A.D. Zosimus calls it a little town, but it was still strong enough to repel a body of Goths.
GB62879. Bronze AE 11, BMC Lycia p. 261, 43; SNG BnF 1963 ff.; SNGvA 5287; SNG Cop -, VF, weight 3.093 g, maximum diameter 11.4 mm, die axis 0o, Selge mint, c. 2nd - 1st century B.C.; obverse bearded head of Herakles facing slightly right, wreathed in styrax, Nemean Lion skin tied around neck, club in right behind head and appearing over left shoulder; reverse ΣE−Λ/K, stag laying right, head left; $36.00 SALE PRICE $32.40
 




  



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REFERENCES

Stoll, R. Herakles auf römischen Münzen. (Trier, 1999).
Voegtli, H. Bilder der Heldenepen in der kaiserzeitlichen griechischen Munzprägung. (Aesch, 1977).

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