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Crab
Obverse: Herakles standing right, holding club
Reverse: Crab, Punic letters below
Mint : Island of Tunisia
Date : 2nd Century BC
Reference : SNG Cop-477-8
Weight : 6.87g
Dealer : HJB
Acquired: 30/04/04
Size :AE 20
Comments : Legend says that while Herakles fought the Hydra the goddess Hera sent down a giant crab which attacked his feet
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Filename:Islands off Tunisia~0.jpg
Album name:Bolayi / Coin Zoo - Animals
Rating (1 votes): (Details)
Keywords:Crab
File Size:15 KB
Date added:Jul 15, 2004
Dimensions:473 x 234 pixels
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snorkelpaleis  [Nov 04, 2006 at 01:49 PM]
Nice coin. I've never seen a crab on a coin before