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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Republic| > |before 150 B.C.| > SH24952
Central Italy, c. 2nd Century B.C.
Lindgren plate coin. The obverse copies a sculptural theme seen on coins, vases and other artwork. Iphicles was the mortal, anxious and timid twin half-brother of Hercules. Hercules protected him from serpents sent by Hera.
SH24952. Bronze tessera, Lindgren III 1646 (this coin, listed as unidentified); See Stannard, Local Coinages of Central Italy in the Late Roman RepubliC, F, weight 3.982g, maximum diameter 18.9mm, die axis 180o, obverse the two infants Herakles and Iphicles, attacked by the serpents sent by Hera; reverse IC O S, Hercules striking Hydra with club; SOLD










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