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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Italy| > GI82998
Taras, Calabria, Italy, c. 380 - 325 B.C.
This type was struck with dozens of different pose variations on the reverse. In some scenes, it even appears Herakles might lose. There are so many variations that it might be possible to take photographs of the reverses and arrange them in a flip book to animate the fight.
GI82998. Silver diobol, Vlasto 1315, HN Italy 911, VF, Taras (Taranto, Italy) mint, weight 1.109g, maximum diameter 12.5mm, die axis 180o, c. 380 - 325 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right in crested helmet decorated with Skylla; reverse Herakles naked kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion, A above the lion; fine style, edge chip; SOLD











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