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109 viewsAR drachm (4.26 gm), Lampsacus, ca. 310/9 - 309/8 BC.
Obverse: Head of young Heracles right in lion skin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus entroned left, holding eagle and sceptor, race torch under throne.
Ex:Freeman and Sear Mail Bid Sale 13, lot 696
6 commentspaul1888
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Asclepius Intaglio50 viewsMale figure Asclepius? holding two snakes.

Asclepius was the god of healing though he, like Heracles, was born as a mortal. Athena gave Asclepius two types of blood to help with his healing work, both from the gorgon, Medusa. One took life quickly but the other restored life. When Asclepius used this life restoring blood he encroached on the preserve of the gods and Zeus struck him down with a thunderbolt. One of the most famous centres for Asclepius worship was at Epidaurus on the Peloponnese. Snakes were sacred to the god and when the Romans embraced him as one of theirs his cult was supposedly taken to Rome in the body of a snake. He was preserved in the heavens as the constellation Ophiuchus, the serpent holder. The Romanised version of his name is Aesculapius.

0.34g

Greek or more likely Roman Provincial

Ex-Time Machine

Sold Forum Auctions December 2017
2 commentsJay GT4
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C POBLICIUS Q F. 80 BC91 viewsHelmeted bust of Roma right / Hercules strangling the Nemean lion; bow and quiver at left; club below. Cr. 380/1.

POBLICIA, a plebian family, but of consular rank. Its cognomen on coins is Malleolus. There are fifteen varieties, all of silver, on some of which a small hammer or mallett is engraved, evidently alluding to the surname Malleolus.

The first of Heracles' twelve labours, set by King Eurystheus (his cousin) was to slay the Nemean lion.

According to one version of the myth, the Nemean lion took women as hostages to its lair in a cave near Nemea, luring warriors from nearby towns to save the damsel in distress. After entering the cave, the warrior would see the woman (usually feigning injury) and rush to her side. Once he was close, the woman would turn into a lion and kill the warrior, devouring his remains and giving the bones to Hades.

Heracles wandered the area until he came to the town of Cleonae. There he met a boy who said that if Heracles slew the Nemean lion and returned alive within 30 days, the town would sacrifice a lion to Zeus; but if he did not return within 30 days or he died, the boy would sacrifice himself to Zeus.[3] Another version claims that he met Molorchos, a shepherd who had lost his son to the lion, saying that if he came back within 30 days, a ram would be sacrificed to Zeus. If he did not return within 30 days, it would be sacrificed to the dead Heracles as a mourning offering.

While searching for the lion, Heracles fetched some arrows to use against it, not knowing that its golden fur was impenetrable; when he found and shot the lion and firing at it with his bow, he discovered the fur's protective property when the arrow bounced harmlessly off the creature's thigh. After some time, Heracles made the lion return to his cave. The cave had two entrances, one of which Heracles blocked; he then entered the other. In those dark and close quarters, Heracles stunned the beast with his club and, using his immense strength, strangled it to death. During the fight the lion bit off one of his fingers. Others say that he shot arrows at it, eventually shooting it in the unarmoured mouth.

After slaying the lion, he tried to skin it with a knife from his belt, but failed. He then tried sharpening the knife with a stone and even tried with the stone itself. Finally, Athena, noticing the hero's plight, told Heracles to use one of the lion's own claws to skin the pelt.

When he returned on the thirtieth day carrying the carcass of the lion on his shoulders, King Eurystheus was amazed and terrified. Eurystheus forbade him ever again to enter the city; in future he was to display the fruits of his labours outside the city gates. Eurystheus warned him that the tasks set for him would become increasingly difficult. He then sent Heracles off to complete his next quest, which was to destroy the Lernaean hydra.

The Nemean lion's coat was impervious to the elements and all but the most powerful weapons. Others say that Heracles' armour was, in fact, the hide of the lion of Cithaeron.
ecoli
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Galerius Maximian RIC 16b, Heraclea9 viewsGalerius, AE radiate fraction, Heraclea, 295-296 CE.
Obverse: GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Reverse: CONCORDIA MIL ITVM, Emperor, standing right, receiving victory on globe from Jupiter who is standing left, holding scepter. H gamma in lower center
Heracles mint 21 mm., 2.3 g.
NORMAN K
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Gordian III - Deultum28 viewsAE Tetrasarion?
238-244 AD
laureate and draped bust right from behind
IMP GORDIAN_VS PIVS FEL (AV)G
Heracles? in tetrastyle temple facing, holding lion skin and club
COL F_L P_AC__DEV / LT
SNG Bulgaria 1338, Jurukova 264
7,1g
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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#Mysia, Germe, Conventus of Cyzicus. Pseudo-autonomous AE20 33 viewsBetween 138 and 192 AD.
Obverse: ΙΕΡΑ Σ ΥΝΚΗ[ΤΟΣ], draped bust of the Senate (youthful), r.
Reverse: [ΓΕΡ]Μ ΗΝΩΝ, Nude Heracles standing, facing, head, l., resting arm on club, holding lion-skin
BMC 16 S80,6(1); Lindgren III, Addendum A 726A
ancientone
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(0098) TRAJAN--BOAR28 views98 - 117 AD
AE QUADRANS 2.96 g 14 mm
IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG
O: HEAD OF BEARDED HERACLES RIGHT
R: BOAR STANDING RIGHT, SC BELOW
RCV I 3248
(ex Aegean Numasmatics)
laney
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(0193) JULIA DOMNA39 views(wife of Septimius Severus; mother of emperors Geta and Caracalla)
193 - 211 AD
AE 20 4.19 g
O: IOVLIA DOMNA C
DRAPED BUST RIGHT
R: DIONYCOPOLEITWN; B IN LEFT FIELD
HERACLES HOLDING CLUB AND APPLES OF HESPERIDES
Dionysopolis. Moesia Inferior
Varbanov (Eng.) 474, R4
laney
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0130 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 310-01 BC55 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; under throne, monogram; before, Φ.

Ag, 18.0 mm, 4.15 g
Mint: Colophon.
Price 1828
ex-Numismatik Lanz, eBay jul 2011 - art. #300569784336
1 commentsdafnis
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0139 - AE Alexander III the Great 336-23 BC51 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ in middle, with goryte, bow and mallet at sides; bunch of grapes and circle on r.

AE, 19.1 mm, 6.33 g
Mint: Macedonia uncertain.
Price -- - Drama 103
ex-CGB, auction 49, lot 155
dafnis
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0146 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 295-75 BC55 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; before, MI in monogram; behind, (Α)ΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ(Υ).

Ag, 19.0 mm, 4.28 g
Mint: Miletus.
Price 2151
ex-CNG, auction e260, lot 234
dafnis
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0161 - 1/2 AE Alexander III the Great 336-23 BC45 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, eagle on thunderbolt r., head turned; above, crescent.

AE, 17.1 mm, 3.59 g
Mint: Amphipolis.
Price 91b
ex-Numismatik Lanz, eBay jan 2012 - art. #230732403614
dafnis
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0176 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 328-23 BC34 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; before, Demeter with two torches; behind, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; under throne, monogram with circle, line and triangle.

Ag, 17.5 mm, 4.32 g
Mint: Lampsacus.
Price 1356
ex-Gitbud & Naumann, auction Pecunem 12, lot 119
dafnis
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0215 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 328-23 BC21 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; behind, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, club on field r.; under throne, monogram with circle, lines and dot.

Ag, 15.9 mm, 4.29 g
Mint: Sardes.
Price 2562
ex-vAuctions (Triskeles), auction 320, lot 75
dafnis
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1424 Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor, Heracles standing17 viewsReference.
RPC III, --; RIC --; Metclaf 100 (reverse)

Issue Group 1: AVGVSTVS HADRIANVS P P

Obv. AVGVSTVS HADRIANVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Heracles standing r., r. hand on hip, l. reading on club with lion skin set on rock

9.93 gr
30 mm
6h
okidoki
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1663 TROAS, Pionia Hadrian AE 14 Heracles standing10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1663; BMC 4; SNG BN Paris 2335

Magistrate Neikomachos (strategos)

Obv. [ ]ΝΟΝ [ΑΔ]ΡΙΑΝΟ[ ]
Laureate head of Hadrian, r.

Rev. ΕΠΙ ΝΙΚΟ ΠΙΟΝΙΤΩΝ
Heracles standing facing, resting on club with his r. hand, holding lion skin in l.

2.20 gr
14 mm
6h
okidoki
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1767 MYSIA, Germe Hadrian, Heracles standing5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1767; Ehling 75-82; von Aulock 7221; SNG BN - ; SNG Cop. -

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΑΥΓΟΥСΤΟС
Bare head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΓΕΡΜΗΝΩΝ
Heracles naked standing facing, head l., resting with r. hand on club, holding lion’s skin on left.

7.4 gr
19 mm
12h
okidoki
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1767 MYSIA, Germe Hadrian, Heracles standing6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1767; Ehling 75-82; von Aulock 7221; SNG BN - ; SNG Cop. -

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΑΥΓΟΥСΤΟС
Bare head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΓΕΡΜΗΝΩΝ
Heracles naked standing facing, head l., resting with r. hand on club, holding lion’s skin on left.

7.06 gr
19 mm
6h
okidoki
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1812 LYDIA, Nacrasa Ae 15 Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian Serpent21 viewsReference.
RPC III 1812; vA, Phryg., 1344-53, 1365-9; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen 294 var. (ethnic); BMC 7.

Magistrate Markos Iounianos (strategos)

Obv. ΕΠΙ СΤΡΑ ΜΑΡ ΙΟΥΝΙΑΝΟΥ
Bearded head of Heracles, r.

Rev. ΝΑΚΡΑСΙΤΩΝ
Serpent coiled around omphalos

2.43 gr
15 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki
2014-105-4_AE18MacedoniaAlexanderIIIClubBowInCase-Forum.jpg
2014.105.450 viewsAlexander III, The Great, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (336-323 BC)

AE18; 5.91 g; 6h

Obverse: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion's skin.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, between club and bow in case.
Ref: Price 266; SNG Munich Part 10/11 827;
1 commentsgordian_guy
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2014.105.643 viewsAlexander III, The Great, Uncertain Mint Western Asia Minor (c. 323 - c. 310 BC)

AE18; 5.71 g; 3h

Obverse: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion's skin.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, between bow in decorated case and club, torch to left in exergue.
Ref: Price 2800(f); SNG Munich 919;
1 commentsgordian_guy
2014-141-2_ARDrachmMiletosAlexanderTheGreatZerus-Forum.jpg
2014.141.254 viewsAlexander III, The Great, Miletos

AR Drachm; 20 mm; 4.00 g; 3h

Obverse: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion's skin.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; downward in right filed, Monogram in left field; Zeus seated left, holding eagle, standing right, in extended right hand; scepter in left.
Ref: Price 2151(a) [3h die axis]
1 commentsgordian_guy
2014-141-3_AE18_TarsusAlexanderTheGreatClubBowinBowcase-Forum.jpg
2014.141.334 viewsAlexander III, The Great, Tarsus

AE18; 5.60 g; 9h

Obverse: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion's skin, before Caduceus.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, between club and bow in case; above Caduceus, to left.
Ref: Price 3058; cf SNG Cop 1046-1047;
gordian_guy
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2421 LYDIA, Maeonia Pseudo-autonomous AE 18 under Trajan Omphale7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2421; SNG Copenhagen 215.

Magistrate Demetrios

Obv. ΜΑΙΟΝΩΝ
Bearded head of Heracles, left

Rev. ΕΠΙ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ
Omphale wearing lion’s skin advancing r., holding club over l. shoulder

3.48 gr
18 mm
6h
okidoki
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2480 PHRYGIA, Trajanopolis, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian Nike standing5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2450; vA, Phryg., 1417-23; Tübingen: SNG 4206; Weber 7202

Obv.
Bust of Heracles, r. lion’s skin around neck

Rev. ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ
Nike standing r., holding wreath in her r. hand, palm on her l. shoulder

2.81 gr
15 mm
6h
okidoki
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3233 CILICIA, Seleucia ad Calycadnum Hadrian Ae 27 Heracles standing28 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3233; SNG France 968

Issue Year 20 (K)

Obv. ΤΟ Κ ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC ΣΕΒ Π
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum, seen from rear.
Countermark ?

Rev. ϹΕΛΕΥΚΕΩΝ ΤΩ ΠΡ ΚΑΛΥ ΤΗϹ ΙΕΡ, ΚΑΙ ΑϹ ΑΥΤ (in field r.)
Heracles, wearing short chiton, standing, facing, head l., resting on club and lion’s skin.

14.22 gr
27 mm
6h
okidoki
1224_P_Hadrian_Pseudo_RPC3303.jpg
3303 CILICIA, Tarsus, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian, Perseus standing27 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3303; SNG BN 1437-41;

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΗϹ ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ
Head of bearded Heracles r., crowned with oak-leaves, club on l. shoulder

Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Perseus, wearing winged sandals, standing, l., holding cult statue of Apollo holding wolves in r. hand, chlamys and harpe in l.; at his feet, lion, l., attacking bull kneeling, l.; in field, l., ΒΟΗ/ΘΟΥ disposed either vertically, either horizontally

16.01 gr
30 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki
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4021 JUDAEA, Gaza. Hadrian AE 19 130-31 AD Heracles standing10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4021;

Issue Year 2 = 191

Obv. Α ΚΑ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝ СƐ
Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. ΓΑΖΑ Β ΕΠΙ
Heracles standing r., with club and lion-skin; to l., מ

6.15 gr
19 mm
12h
okidoki
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4026 JUDAEA, Gaza. Hadrian AE 18 131-32 AD Heracles24 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4026; BMC Palestine, 46; Rosenberger 53; SNG ANS 921

Issue Year 3 = 192

Obv: AK ATΡA AΔΡIAN CE
laureate head right.

Rev: ΓΑΖΑ Γ (GAZA G) EΠI BYΡ
Heracles standing facing, head left, leaning on club, holding lion skin; Marnas symbol to left.

5.97 gr
18 mm
12h
okidoki
939_P_Hadrian_RPC4031.jpg
4031 JUDAEA, Gaza Hadrian AE 21 132-33 AD Heracles standing13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4031; Sofaer 73

Issue Year 4 = 193

Obv. Α ΚΑ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝ СƐ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right with slight drapery

Rev. ΓΑΖΑ Δ ΕΠΙ ΓЧΡ
Heracles standing r., with club and lion-skin; to l., מ

4.16 gr
17 mm
12h

Note.
From the François Righetti Collection.

Hadrian visited Gaza more than once, and it was upon such a visit in AD 128 that an additional reckoning date, that of the επιδημία (imperial visit), was added. During one of his trips the great temple of Zeus-Marnas may have been founded, as it first appears on the coins of Hadrian.
okidoki
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6376 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Heracles16 viewsReference.
Emmett 1236.11; RPC III, 6376; Köln 3396; Dattari 6258; BMC 79; Milne 1237h

Issue Heracleopolite

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΗΡΑΚ, L ΙΑ
Bearded head of Herishef / Heracles, wearing taenia, r.

5.69 gr
19 mm
12h
okidoki
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6376 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Heracles3 viewsReference.
Emmett 1236.11; RPC III, 6376; Köln 3396; Dattari 6258; BMC 79; Milne 1237h

Issue Heracleopolite

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΗΡΑΚ, L ΙΑ
Bearded head of Herishef / Heracles, wearing taenia, r.

5.15 gr
18 mm
12h
okidoki
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6399 EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Heracles standing21 viewsReference.
Emmett 1233.11; RPC III, 6399; Dattari 6356. Dattari-Savio Pl. 309, 387 (this coin).

Issue Prosopite

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СΕΒ
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, right.

Rev. ΠΡΟСω, L ΙΑ
Young Harsomtous/Heracles standing, facing, head l., wearing nemes and hem-hem crown, raising r. hand to mouth, holding club surmounted by falcon in l. hand.

5.51 gr
19.5 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari Collection.
okidoki
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6435 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Khonsou-Harakhte standing12 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6435/26; Dattari-Savio Pl. 307, 11069; Emmett 1270

Issue Xoite

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΞΟΙΤ, L ΙΑ
Khonsou-Harakhte/Heracles standing, facing, head l., wearing pschent, holding club in l. hand, and ram, l., in r. hand

4.95 gr
19 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki
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Achaea. Corinthia, Corinth. Marcus Aurelius Æ 26mm. Bellerophon.84 views Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: CLI COR Bellerophon riding Pegasos flying right, attacking a chimaera, facing right.
BCD 706; SNG Copenhagen -.

Bellerophon in Greek mythology was "the greatest hero and slayer of monsters, alongside Cadmus and Perseus, before the days of Heracles", whose greatest feat was killing the Chimera, a monster that Homer depicted with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail: "her breath came out in terrible blasts of burning flame.
The replacement of Bellerophon by the more familiar culture hero Perseus was a development of Classical times that was standardized during the Middle Ages and has been adopted by the European poets of the Renaissance and later.
ancientone
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AE19 de Alexandre Le Grand, Macédoine 336-323 av. J-C23 viewsAv.: Tête de Heracles à droite, recouverte de fourure de lion;
Rev.: Arc, étui de flèches et flute, ALEXANDROU au milieu
18mm.,4,23g., _2944 SOLD
Antonivs Protti
AE19_de_Alexandre_Le_Grand.jpg
AE19 de Alexandre Le Grand, Macédoine 336-323 av. J-C23 viewsAv.: Tête de Heracles à droite, recouverte de fourure de lion;
Rev.: Arc, étui de flèches et flute, ALEXANDROU au milieu,
18mm, 6,12g., _5527
Antonivs Protti
AE19_de_Alexandre_Le_Gra.jpg
AE19 de Alexandre Le Grand, Macédoine 336-323 av. J-C23 viewsAv.: Tête de Heracles à droite, recouverte de fourure de lion;
Rev.: Arc, étui de flèches et flute, ALEXANDROU au milieu,
18mm, 6,12g., _7143
Antonivs Protti
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Agyrium, Sicily, AE3 350-300 BC29 viewsSicily, Agyrium
AE 16
Agyrium, 350-300 BC
Youthful head of Heracles l., wearing lion's skin
Man-headed, bearded forepart of bull (river god Palangkaios) l., between legs, P
BMC Sicily 4, Calciati III 125 10/11
Ardatirion
Alexander_III_AE.jpg
Alexander III - AE 199 viewsMiletos ?
323-319 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin righ
bow in quiver and club
AΛEΞANΔPOY
?
Price 2102?
7,10g
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSEL
Alexander_III_Ae_Asia~0.jpg
Alexander III - AE 198 viewsAsia Minor
323-310 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
bow in quiver and club; torch
BAΣIΛEΩΣ
Price 2800
5,38g

countermark
Johny SYSEL
Alexander_III_Kolophon.jpg
Alexander III - AR drachm75 viewsPhilip III in the name of Alexander III
Kolophon
322-319 BC
head of young Heracles in lion's skin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, barleycorn under throne, spear-spike right
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 1751
3,86 g 17,5-16,5 mm
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Alexander_III_-_countermark.jpg
Alexander III - AR drachm19 viewsmint ?
323-200 BC ?
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
countermark: Kalchedon ? - head of Demeter ?, bee below, (KA) right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
AΛEΞANΔPOY
zum Gegenstempel vgl. Price, Alexander, S. 69
probably same as: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-10207
ex Sol numismatic
Johny SYSEL
Alexander_III_Abydos.jpg
Alexander III - AR Drachm8 viewsstruck by Antigones I
Lampsakos
c. 310-301 BC
head of young Heracles in lion's skin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, forepart of pegasus left in the left field
AΛEΞANΔPOY
(NO)
Price 1382; Müller 612
Johny SYSEL
Alexander_III_Chios.jpg
Alexander III - AR drachm13 viewsChios
c. 290-275 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; grape bunch
AΛEΞANΔPOY
(ΠYPΦ)
Price 2322; HGC 6, 1134
ex Lanz
Johny SYSEL
Alexander_III_Amphipolis.jpg
Alexander III - AR tetradrachm12 viewsstruck under Antipater
Amphipolis
c. 325 - 323/322 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; cock left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 79; Troxell, Studies, Issue E3
ex Roma Numismatics
Johny SYSEL
Alexander_III_Alabanda.jpg
Alexander III - AR tetradrachm25 viewsAlabanda
169 - 168 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; Pegasos left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
E
Price 2464
ex Roma Numismatics
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Alexander_Tarsos_tetra.jpg
Alexander III - AR tetradrachm7 viewsstruck under Balakros

Tarsos
327-323 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, plow left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
· / Θ
Price 3019; vgl. SNG Oxford 2891; SNG München 10/11, 697
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSEL
Alexander_III_Babylon~0.jpg
Alexander III - AR tetradrachm9 viewsstruck by Peithon in the name of Alexander III
Babylon
315-311 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
monogram in wreath: (HYP); monogram under throne: (XA)
AΛEΞANΔPOY
BAΣIΛEΩΣ
Price 3723
17,10g

ex Gitbud-Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm8 viewsstruck by Kassander in the name of Alexander III

Pella
317-314 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
boeotian shield left; snake under the throne
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 249; SNG Copenhagen 728. Muller 754
17,19g

ex CNG
ex Aurea auction 49
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm8 viewsPerge
200 - 199 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle;
AΛEΞANΔPOY
KB
Price 2936
ex Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm7 viewsMytilene
c. 188-170 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; lyre left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
monogram / Δ
Price 1718
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm25 viewsTemnos
c. 188-170 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; oinochoe within vine tendril left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
(ΠA) E
Price 1676; Müller 956
16,20g
ex Dionysos
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Alexander III AR Tetradrachm40 viewsObv: Head of Heracles facing right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle.
Mint: Myriandrus
Date: 325-323 BC
Weight: 17.1g
Ref: Price 3223
oa
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Alexander III Macedon Silver Tetradrachm c. 336-323 B.C.22 viewsMacedon Alexander III Silver Tetradrachm (17.05 grams) c. 336-323 B.C. NGC AU Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5.
Obv: Heracles.
Rev: Zeus.
mjabrial
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Alexander III of Macedon Drachm Colophon (uncertain) 319 B.C. To 310 B.C.16 viewsHead of beardless Heracles right wearing lion skin headdress
Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, sceptre in left hand ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ

Price 1783
Britanikus
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Alexander III of Macedon, 336-323 BC - Signed Die11 viewsAR Drachm (16mm, 4.26 g)
Grade Ch VF*; Strike 5/5; Surface 4/5: Price 2090A
Obv.: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress, K on skin behind ear
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left, holding scepter and eagle; monogram in left field.
This drachm is a lifetime issue from Miletos, circa 325-323 BC. It is signed by the artist who placed a "K" on the lion skin headdress behind Alexander's ear. Extremely Rare. Only two specimens noted in ADM I (both in the ANS collection) and three specimens shown in acsearch.

This issue (Price 2090A) and an equally rare contemporary issue at Magnesia ad Maeandrum are the only two instances of signed dies struck for Alexander.

Because this coin is so rare you can actually follow it from auction to auction and for at least the last three times it sold it got cheaper each time. I may have to pay to sell it the next time :>)
Richard M10
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Alexander III the Great (336 - 321 B.C.)8 viewsAE 18, 336 – 323 B.C., Pella?, 18.2mm, 7.69g, 90°, Sear 6741.
Obv: Head of Heracles right wearing lion skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY Thunderbolt, club, bow and case.
Marti Vltori
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC10 viewsSilver Drachm; Kolophon or Abydos, circa 322-319 BC.
4,19 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, dolphin upwards; in right, lyre.
__62.68
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC7 viewsSilver Drachm; Kolophon or Abydos, circa 322-319 BC.
4,19 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, dolphin upwards; in right, lyre.
__62.68
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC11 viewsSilver Drachm; Lampsakos. Struck under Kalas or Demarchos, circa 328/5-323 BC.
4,20 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Artemis Phosphoros standing facing, holding two torches; Δ below throne.
Price 1356; ADM II Series V.
_62.68
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC10 viewsSilver Drachm; Lampsakos. Struck under Kalas or Demarchos, circa 328/5-323 BC.
4,20 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Artemis Phosphoros standing facing, holding two torches; Δ below throne.
Price 1356; ADM II Series V.
_62.68
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC13 viewsSilver Drachm; Miletos, 325-323 BC. Struck under Philoxenos..
4,05 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter, monogram in left field.
Price 2090.
_3545
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC10 viewsSilver Drachm; Miletos, 325-323 BC. Struck under Philoxenos..
4,05 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter, monogram in left field.
Price 2090.
_3545
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC4 viewsÆ Half Unit, 16mm, 4.1g, 12h; Salamis, Cyprus mint.
Obv.: Head of Heracles right, in lion skin headdress.
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔΡOY; club right above, bow and quiver below, ΣA above.
Reference: Price 3143
John Anthony
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Alexander III, AE2094 views20mm, 5.43g
obv: head of Alexander as Heracles right
rev: BAΣIΛEOΣ between club and bow in bow case, below, racing torch
countermark (helmet left?)
3 commentsareich
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Alexander III, drachme, Price 179927 viewsMacedonian kingdom, Alexander III, Colophon, Price 1799

Obv.: Head of Heracles wearing lionskin
Rev.: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre ; wreath at left ; ALEXANDROU at right ; N beneath throne
1 commentsSteff V
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Alexander III, tetradrachm, Alabanda67 viewsAlexander III (336-323 BC)
AR tetradrachm 33x30mm, 16.32 g
Alabanda, ca. 169/8.
Head of Heracles right in lion-skin headdress
ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡοΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and grasping scepter, Pegasus alighting left before, date E (Year 5) under throne
Price 2464.

ex Freeman & Sear

CLICK PICTURE FOR A LARGER AND BETTER VERSION
1 commentsareich
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Quarter Unit36 views336-323 B.C.
1.58 gm, 12 mm
Obv.: Head of Heracles, beardless, wearing lionskin, right; dotted border
Rev.: AΛE / ΞANΔΡOΥ above and beneath club right; bow and quiver below; linear border.
Price 267; Sear 6745v.
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great - hemiobol (?) minted in Phoenicia15 viewsObv.: head of young Heracles right
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔPOY , Zeus enthroned left holding sceptre and eagle ; to the left, monogram AP
9 mm
Ginolerhino
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Alexander the Great - tetradrachm of Ake (St John of Acre, Israel) of 323-322 BC21 viewsHead of young Heracles right
AΛEΞANΔPOY , Zeus seated left holding eagle , in field -Io (phoenician letters) above IIII'' (date = 323-322 BC)

I did not clean it, it is as found.
Ginolerhino
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Alexander the Great - Tetradrachm of Sardis25 viewsHead of young Heracles right
AΛEΞANΔPOY , Zeus seated left holding eagle ; in field to left star and monogram
Ginolerhino
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Alexander the great AE unit, Phoenicia, Sidon mint, 333-305 B.C.13 viewsObv. Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev. Quiver on bow and club, Legend: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Symbol: ΣΙ (Below)
References: Price 3492
19mm and 8.03 grams.
Canaan
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Alexander the great Tetradrachm52 viewsAlexandre III, Tarsos 327-323 BC Tétradrachme 17,12g
A/ Tête d'Heraclès, imberbe, à dr. coiffé de la peau de Lion.
R/ AΛEΞANΔPOY , Zeus aétophore, demi nu, assis à g., s'appuyant sur un sceptre, à g. un gouvernail, globule sous le trône et à dr.
Price 3018, Tarsos mint
Brennos
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Alexander The Great Type 2 bronze, four chalkoi, 336-323 BCE13 viewsAE 16, 3.5 g, Western Asia Minor, c 336-323 BCE
Obverse - Heracles bust right
Reverse - gorytos (case for bow and quiver) with a club above
Mint mark E
NORMAN K
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Alexander the Great: club with bow in case25 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, ca. 300 BC, 19mm, 6.7g. Obverse: bust of Heracles wearing a lion sking right. Reverse: club with bow in case below - ALEXANDROU between, monogram at top. SG 6739. ex areich, photo credit areich

Podiceps
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Alexandre III de Macédoine (de 336 à 323 av. J.-C.)15 viewsDrachme d'Alexandre le Grand
frappé à Lampsaque en Troade
frappe posthume
non daté ( approximativement entre 310-301 avant JC)
4,14g
16mm
MUELLER 912
PRICE 1389a

Avers, tête d'Héraclès à droite, coiffé de la dépouille de lion (la léonté).
Revers, Zeus aétophore (qui porte l'aigle) assis les jambes croisés sur un trône à gauche, tenant un long sceptre. Devant, protomé de Pégase. Sous le trône, AΛ
ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟY
Alexandre
PYL
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Amyntas III eagle36 viewsMacedonian Kingdom: Amyntas III, 393-369 B.C. AE16
16 mm, 4.35 g. Obverse: Bust of Heracles wearing lion-skin headdress right. Reverse: AMYNTA; Eagle standing right devouring a snake. Lindgren I, 1265; Sear 1512. ex areich, photo credit areich
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Amyntas III; Herakles/ Eagle; AE1612 viewsMacedonian Kingdom: Amyntas III, 393-369 B.C. AE16. 16mm, 3.0g. Obverse: Bust of Heracles wearing lion-skin headdress right. Reverse: AMYNTA; Eagle standing right devouring a snake. Lindgren I, 1265; Sear 1512.Podiceps
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Amyntas III; Trihemiobol; Herakles/ Eagle10 viewsKings of Macedonia. Amyntas III, 389 – 369 B.C. Trihemiobol, Silver. 1,4 g. 9 mm. Obv. Head of Heracles in lionskin to the right. Rev. Eagle, left. SNG ANS 8, 95, SG 1510. Podiceps
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Antigonos Gonatas - AE 1738 viewsin the name of Alexander III
277-239 BC
head of young Heracles in lion skin right
rider on horse right
B / A
SGCV II 6787
3,75g 16,5mm
Johny SYSEL
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Antoninianus of Postumus34 viewsPostumus AR Antoninianus. 259-268 AD

IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / HERC DEVSONIENSI ("Hercules of Deuson"). Hercules standing right, leaning on club, holding lion's skin and bow. Mint: ? (possibly Lyon)

RIC 64, Elmer 187, Cohen 91
Belisarius
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Antoninus Pius, Topirus, Hercules seated, AE24157 viewsSale: CNG 76, Lot: 1039. Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007.
THRACE, Topirus. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ 24mm (5.71 g, 6h). Faba Grippinus, consularis. Bare head right / Hercules seated left on rock outcropping, holding club set on ground. SNG Copenhagen 806; Varbanov 511. VF, green and brown patina, rough areas, especially around the perimeter.

From the James E. Cain Collection via CNG
also sold by Peus, auction 366, lot 426 (Marcel Burstein) on 25.10.2000 for 160 DM + fees

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apamea001a0 viewsElagabalus
Apamea, Phrygia

Obv: ΑVΤ ΚΑ Μ ΑV ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ, laureate cuirassed bust right with aegis
Rev: ƐΠΙ Λ ΜΑ ϹƐΥ ΓΡΑ ΤΟ Β ΑΠΑΜƐΩΝ, Heracles standing nude facing, looking left, holding lion skin and resting on club.
28 mm, 8.45 gms

RPC Online 5693, BMC 171 (as Caracalla)
Charles M
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AR Tetradrachm of Thasos, Roman imitative 148 -80 BC42 viewsOBV: Head of Dionysos right wreathed with ivy leaves
REV :HPAKLEOYS SUTHPOS THASIUN (Hercules, Saviour of the Thasians); nude Heracles standing left holding club and lionskin; MH monogram to left
SNG Cop 1040, Dewing 1344, BMC 74 (Ref. Wildwinds)
These tet's were minted on Thasos off the coast of Thrace, and became an important international medium of exchange after Rome closed the Macedonian mints. The obverse celebrates the wine for which Thasos was renowned and the reverse may refer to a temple of Heracles. The type was widely copied among the Thracian tribes (imitatives) and the Celts (barbaric types).
According to Dr. Prokopov this coin is probably a Roman imitative, struck by Roman authorities between 148 and 80 BC, hence the fine classical style. The weight is right for the Rhodian standard. Holed and plugged.

Diameter ~30 mm, wt. 13.7 gm
daverino
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Asia Minor, Phrygia TEMENOTHYRAI 14 viewsPhrygia TEMENOTHYRAI
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Obv.: THMЄNOC ΟΙΚΙCΤΗC,
laureate-headed and draped bust of Temenos
Rev.: [..]ΟΠΕΛΙΑΝΟC A[…] ΤΗΜΕΝΟΘ[…]
Heracles standing right, hand on club
Ae, 11.02g, 24.9mm
shanxi
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Attaleia; Herakles/ ATTAΛEΩN, eagle with wings spread. AE 1422 viewsLydia, Attaleia. Imperial Times, mid 3rd century A.D. AE 14mm, 2.07g. Obv.: bearded head of Heracles. Rev.: ATTAΛEΩN, eagle with wings spread. SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Tübingen -; SNG München -; SNG Österreich -; BMC -; Lindgren/ Kovacs -; Lindgren III -. Unpublished(?). Ex Tom Vossen1 commentsPodiceps
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Baktria, Lysias0 viewsLysias. 130-120 BC. AR Drachm (2.23 gm). Diademed & draped bust of Lysias r., wearing elephant-skin headdress. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΙΚΗΤΟΥ ΛΥΣΙΟΥ. / Heracles stdg, facing, crowning himself and holding club, palm branch, and lion-skin. Karosthi legend Maharajasa apadihatasa Likikasa (of Great King Lisia, the Unconquered). Monogram to l. EF.  Ex: Tom Cederlind. Bopearachchi Série 4c #12-14; BMC 4; HGC 12 #240; MIG 2 Type 262c; Sear Greek 7623; SNG ANS 9 #1032-1034. Anaximander
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Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos I, ca. 230-200 BC, Æ Dichalkon 20 viewsHead of Heracles right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY above and below horse prancing right.

SNG ANS 9, 146-165; Kritt AK-1; Mitchiner 87; HGC 12, 53.
Ai Khanoum 225-208/6 BC.

(24 mm, ca. 8 g, 6h).

The fabric of this coin, characterized by its thick flan and beveled obverse edge, plus the 6 o’clock die axis, indicate that it is a product of the mint at Ai Khanoum. This coin type was the most abundant in the Ai Khanoum excavations with 48 examples recorded. The issue preceded the invasion of Baktria and the capture of Ai Khanoum by Antiochos III in 208-206 BC. Subsequent Euthydemid bronze coinage was restricted to the mint at Baktra/Balkh, typified by a coin fabric consisting of a thin flan.
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BCC LT8014 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
1st to 4th Century CE
Obv: Club? To right "A"
To left, uncertain letter?
Rev: Blank or uncertain.
10.5 x 9 x 1.5mm.
Weight: 1.31gm. Axis:?
cf. Hamburger #92 with
Heracles.
v-drome
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Bithynia, Nicomedia. Philip I. SNG von Aulock 829.82 viewsÆ28. Bithynia, Nicomedia. Philip I (AD 244-249), radiate head, draped and cuirassed bust to r. M • IOVΛIOC • ΦIΛI-Π-Π[OC AVG] (VG ligate) or “Marcus Julius Philippus Augustus.” Countermark CAP/Γ in round punch (Howgego 560) or "Sardis, 3 assaria." Rev., Nude statue of Heracles stg. atop girlanded cippus, head to r, holding lionskin in l. arm, and supported by club with r. hand. NIKOMH[ΔE]ΩN - ΔIC NEΩK[OP] (ΩN ligate). SNG von Aulock 829. Ex Marcus Gruss 8-25-2009.

Same dies as Jochen’s example:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-32987
1 commentsMark Fox
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Boeotia Thebes AR circa 425-400 BC Stater 22mm 12.27g 12h29 viewsBoeotian shield with club of Heracles.Rev amphora.
NGC CH VF 4/4 4167426-015
EX Ponterio ANA Chicago Aug.5 2014
EX Otto Helbing Nachf 10-24-27 lot 2935 sold 70 marks.
EX Sammlung Hofrat Hermann,ex Athanasios Rhousopolos 1823-1898,ex Jacob Hirsch 13,1905 sold for 40 marks.lot 1802
Grant H
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Boeotia Thebes AR Hemiobol circa 426-395 BC 8mm 0.44g 3h27 viewsHalf of Boeotian shield.Rev THEBA Heracles club and ivy leaf above
EX Sothebys 10-25-1984
EX Brand.
EX BCD with ticket
Grant H
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Boeotia Thebes AR Stater circa 425-400 BC 21mm 12.27g 8h 27 viewsBoeotian shield with club of Heracles.Rev Amphora in incuse square.
Grant H
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Brockage Quadrans12 viewsRIC 702
Obv: IMP CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM
Heracles r.
Rev: Brockage, incusum

2.16g, 14mm
klausklage
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BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 300-250 BC. AR Triobol 114 views Head of Athena r. wearing crested Corinthian helmet, KPOTΩ above

Herakles advancing right, wearing lion skin and draping it over club held in his hand; koppa to left, OIKIΣTAΣ to right.

300-250 BC
1.05g

Rutter, Historia Numorum 2199; SNG ANS 426; SNG München 1467.

Rare

Ex-ANE


2 commentsJay GT4
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Calabria - Tarentum46 viewsCalabria - Tarentum
AR-Diobol
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena left
Rev.: Heracles strangling Nemean lion
Ag, 1.20g, 12.1mm
Ref.: Pausanias V, 25, 8
4 commentsshanxi
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CALABRIA, Tarentum186 viewsTaranto was founded in 706 BC by Dorian immigrants as the only Spartan colony, and its origin is peculiar: the founders were Partheniae, sons of unmarried Spartan women and perioeci (free men, but not citizens of Sparta); these unions were decreed by the Spartans to increase the number of soldiers (only the citizens of Sparta could become soldiers) during the bloody Messenian Wars, but later they were nullified, and the sons were forced to leave. According to the legend Phalanthus, the Parthenian leader, went to Delphi to consult the oracle and received the puzzling answer that he should found a city where rain fell from a clear sky. After all attempts to capture a suitable place to found a colony failed, he became despondent, convinced that the oracle had told him something that was impossible, and was consoled by his wife. She laid his head in her lap and herself became disconsolate. When Phalanthus felt her tears splash onto his forehead he at last grasped the meaning of the oracle, for his wife's name meant clear sky. The harbour of Taranto in Apulia was nearby and he decided this must be the new home for the exiles. The Partheniae arrived and founded the city, naming it Taras after the son of the Greek sea god, Poseidon, and the local nymph Satyrion. A variation says Taras was founded in 707 BC by some Spartans, who, the sons of free women and enslaved fathers, were born during the Messenian War. According to other sources, Heracles founded the city. Another tradition indicates Taras himself as the founder of the city; the symbol of the Greek city (as well as of the modern city) is Taras riding a dolphin. Taranto increased its power, becoming a commercial power and a sovereign city of Magna Graecia, ruling over the Greek colonies in southern Italy.

In its beginning, Taranto was a monarchy, probably modelled on the one ruling over Sparta; according to Herodotus (iii 136), around 492 BC king Aristophilides ruled over the city. The expansion of Taranto was limited to the coast because of the resistance of the populations of inner Apulia. In 472 BC, Taranto signed an alliance with Rhegion, to counter the Messapii, Peuceti, and Lucanians (see Iapygian-Tarentine Wars), but the joint armies of the Tarentines and Rhegines were defeated near Kailìa (modern Ceglie), in what Herodotus claims to be the greatest slaughter of Greeks in his knowledge, with 3,000 Reggians and uncountable Tarentines killed. In 466 BC, Taranto was again defeated by the Iapyges; according to Aristotle, who praises its government, there were so many aristocrats killed that the democratic party was able to get the power, to remove the monarchy, inaugurate a democracy, and expel the Pythagoreans. Like Sparta, Tarentum was an aristocratic republic, but became democratic when the ancient nobility dwindled.

However, the rise of the democratic party did not weaken the bonds of Taranto and her mother-city Sparta. In fact, Taranto supported the Peloponnesian side against Athens in the Peloponnesian War, refused anchorage and water to Athens in 415 BC, and even sent ships to help the Peloponnesians, after the Athenian disaster in Sicily. On the other side, Athens supported the Messapians, in order to counter Taranto's power.

In 432 BC, after several years of war, Taranto signed a peace treaty with the Greek colony of Thurii; both cities contributed to the foundation of the colony of Heraclea, which rapidly fell under Taranto's control. In 367 BC Carthage and the Etruscans signed a pact to counter Taranto's power in southern Italy.

Under the rule of its greatest statesman, strategist and army commander-in-chief, the philosopher and mathematician Archytas, Taranto reached its peak power and wealth; it was the most important city of the Magna Graecia, the main commercial port of southern Italy, it produced and exported goods to and from motherland Greece and it had the biggest army and the largest fleet in southern Italy. However, with the death of Archytas in 347 BC, the city started a slow, but ineluctable decline; the first sign of the city's decreased power was its inability to field an army, since the Tarentines preferred to use their large wealth to hire mercenaries, rather than leave their lucrative trades.

In 343 BC Taranto appealed for aid against the barbarians to its mother city Sparta, in the face of aggression by the Brutian League. In 342 BC, Archidamus III, king of Sparta, arrived in Italy with an army and a fleet to fight the Lucanians and their allies. In 338 BC, during the Battle of Manduria, the Spartan and Tarentine armies were defeated in front of the walls of Manduria (nowadays in province of Taranto), and Archidamus was killed.

In 333 BC, still troubled by their Italic neighbours, the Tarentines called the Epirotic king Alexander Molossus to fight the Bruttii, Samnites, and Lucanians, but he was later (331 BC) defeated and killed in the battle of Pandosia (near Cosenza). In 320 BC, a peace treaty was signed between Taranto and the Samnites. In 304 BC, Taranto was attacked by the Lucanians and asked for the help of Agathocles tyrant of Syracuse, king of Sicily. Agathocles arrived in southern Italy and took control of Bruttium (present-day Calabria), but was later called back to Syracuse. In 303 BC-302 BC Cleonymus of Sparta established an alliance with Taranto against the Lucanians, and fought against them.

Arnold J. Toynbee, a classical scholar who taught at Oxford and other prestigious English universities and who did original and definitive work on Sparta (e.g. The Journal of Hellenic Studies, vol. xxxiii 1913 p. 246-275) seemed to have some doubts about Tarentum (Taranto) being of Spartan origin.

In his book The Study of History vol. iii p. 52 he wrote: "...Tarentum, which claimed a Spartan origin; but, even if this claim was in accordance with historical fact..." The tentative phrasing seems to imply that the evidence is neither conclusive or even establishes a high degree of probability of the truth that Tarentum (Taranto) was a Spartan colony.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 302-281 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 2.91 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right, helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone / Owl standing right head facing, on olive branch; Vlasto 1058; SNG ANS 1312; HN Italy 1015. VF.

Ex-Cng eAuction 103 Lot 2 190/150
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CALABRIA. Taras. Intervention of Pyrrhus, Ca. 280-272 BC. AV half-stater16 views15mm, 4.25 gm, 3h
Head of young Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress, paws tied before neck.
TAPANTINΩN, Taras driving biga right, trident in right hand, reins in left; NIKAP above, two amphorae between horse's forelegs.
HN Italy 985. Vlasto 32 (same dies). Fischer-Bossert G 31g.
Ex Harlan Berk, Buy or Bid Sale 76 (23 February 1993)
Leo
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CALABRIA. Taras. Time of Pyrrhus (ca. 280 BC). AV 10th stater30 views11mm, 0.85 gm, 5h
Head of young Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress / TAPAΣ, Taras astride dolphin left, holding cantharus in extended right hand and trident cradled in left arm.
Vlasto 43. SNG ANS 1401. HN Italy 992.
Very rare! Exceptionally well struck and pleasing, with reddish tone in deep recesses.
3 commentsLeo
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Caracalla, Heraclea Pontica, Heracles capturing the Cretan Bull, AE3039 viewsAE30, 16.35g
obv: laureate bust right
rev: Heracles capturing the Cretan Bull (his seventh labor). Rare, punctured in antiquity.
GICV -
areich
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CELTIC, DANUBIAN CELTS53 viewsA drachm In the style of Alexander III
3rd Century BC or later
3.79 grams
Kostial 947
Obv. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev. Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, trident head and pseudo-monogram before.
Richard M10
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CELTIC, Danubian Imitation of Philip III of Macedon 3rd-1st century BC24 viewsDanubian Imitation of Philip III of Macedon 3rd-1st century BC
AR Tetradrachm
Weight: 14,13 g
Size: 30 mm
Condition: VF/VF
Obv: Faint head of Heracles.
Rev: Zeus enthroned left.
Ref: De La Tour 9640, Ferrer 336, Sear 212
Jorge C
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CELTS 3rd Century BC or later7 viewsA drachm In the style of Alexander III

Grade is AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5

This coin was sold by Heritage and described as follows:

"DANUBIAN CELTS. Imitating Alexander. Ca. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. AR drachm."

Obv. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress

Rev. Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, trident head and pseudo-monogram before. Cf..

Kostial 947
Richard M10
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Cilicia, Tarsos, Heracles, AE2945 views29mm, 10.68g
obv: A∆PIANHC TAPCOY, bearded head of Herakles right, club across shoulder
rev: ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩC; Perseus left holding harpa and small statue of Apollo holding wolves, lion bringing down bull at feet, ΒΟΗ/ΘΟΥ in field
1 commentsareich
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Cilicia, Uncertain102 viewsCILICIA
AR Obol (11mm, 0.74 g)

Head of Herakles left, lion's skin tied around neck
Three-quarter facing female bust, head turned slightly left, wearing veil and necklace

SNG Levante 220
*SNG Berry 1282 to Nagidos under Pharnabazos (Thank you Frank)
From the David Herman Collection
Ex-CNG
5 commentsarizonarobin
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Constantius II FT Heracles35 viewsConstantius II AE Half-Centenionalis. 351-355 AD, 2.3g, 17mm, RIC Heraclea 90
Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman left, SMHA in ex.
Romanorvm
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Coriosolite Bi "boar" stater, region: Armorica (Brittany and Channel Islands), c. 56 BC24 viewsSlightly oval shape, obverse convex, reverse a bit concave. 19-20+mm, 2+mm thick, 5.05g, die axis 6h (coin alignment), material: billon of unknown silver and other metal content.

Obverse: stylized head of a god right (Celtic "Apollo", most probably a Sun or sky god) with three plaits of curly hair forming the triskelion-like spiral pattern, reverse: stylized charioteer driving a chariot right with a boar right under the horse and a curl and leaf device in front of it.

The design is loosely based on golden staters of Philip II of Macedon with laureate head of Apollo right on obverse and a charioteer driving a biga (Mediterranean two-horse chariot) right on reverse.

ID: since the obverse is worn off, it is impossible to determine exactly the variety of this coin. but the reverse features such as no reins, chariot driver's head has no long "nose" and even the weak obverse and strong clear reverse all point to series Y. The pellet eye of the pony, no ears, characteristic shape of the pony's head, "weird" driver and the leaf and curl rather than the quadrilateral banner all point to class I (roman numeral), most probably its middle group I (letter), but earlier group H or later transitional groups J or even K of class III are also possible (only the shape of the eye and nose on the obverse would have allowed to tell definitely). This is a well-developed middle chronological type, minted somewhere west of the river Rance.

Mythological and symbolic connotations of this design are very complex. The spirals (here present in the god's hair and as the device before the horse) were one of the most important Celtic symbols, with its main meaning related to the Sun and life (e. g. the Sun's "growing" from winter to summer solstice and then dwindling back, growing from child to adult, leaves and vines unfolding etc.) The double spiral meant life and death or death and rebirth, the cycle of seasons, that sort of thing. The triple spiral or triskelion was probably of the biggest mystical significance, connected to the godhead, with meaning like past+present+future = eternity or morning + day + evening = time. It definitely had to do with the change of seasons, flow of time, power over life and death. Thus the god's hear all made out of spirals with three main spiral branches. The charioteer also probably represents a deity, probably the same deity representing light and life, hunting the boar representing darkness and death. The boar symbol (if one looks closely, there is a rising or setting sun symbol -- a pellet within a circle over a line -- between the boar's legs) is connected to the darkness because boars are dark and their tusks look like crescent moons. They are also parts of many myths, e. g. Greek darkish stories of the Calydonian Boar hunted by Meleager and his many hero comrades or the Erymanthian boar killed by Heracles as his fourth (by some counts) labor: Celts shared the Greek mythological tradition, but probably imbued it with many of their own mythological connotations. God hunting the boar probably symbolizes the same as the spirals in the obverse: changing of seasons, passing of time, life and rebirth etc.

Coriosolites were a Gallic tribe. In the 1st century BC they were living in the so called "Armorica" (ar mor = by the sea) -- a region of modern Brittany around the river Rance roughly to the south of Jersey. They probably migrated there from Rhineland, running away from the Germanic expansion, since they share some cultural features with the Celtic tribes of the Rhine. This tribe on its own was hardly of much significance compared to the other neighboring Gallic tribes (Unelli, Osismii, Veneti, Redones, Abrincatui etc.), but their coin making is among the best studied of all the Celts because several huge hoards of their coins were discovered in Brittany and Jersey, and studied in detail. When Romans led by Julius Caesar came to conquer Gaul, Coriosolites were actively resisting, first on their own, then as a part of the local tribal union and, finally, contributed to Vercingetorix's war effort. The minting of these coins and hoarding them was probably related to these war activities and subsequent defeat, so since series Y is in the middle of the chronology, it can probably be dated around the middle of the Gallic wars (58 - 50 BC), but since the main event in Armorica, the stand off with Viridovix, happened in 57-56 BC, that's probably the best guess.

In addition to Caesar himself, two other Roman generals who fought Coriosolites should be mentioned: Publius Licinius Crassus (86|82? - 53 BC), a son of Marcus Licinius Crassus, Caesar's co-triumvir, who led the initial assault on Armorica, and Quintus Titurius Sabinus, who defeated the union of three Gallic tribes (Unelli, Curiosolitae, and Lexovii) under the chieftain Viridovix in 56 BC. Ironically to our discussion, when Crassus went back to Rome, his first office there was a monetalis, i. e. a Republican official with authority to issue coins.

A lot more about this type of coins can be learned here:
http://www.writer2001.com/exp0002.htm
Yurii P
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crw 178/4 . Roman Republic . Æ quadrans of CINA . 169-158 BC32 viewsRoman Republic . Æ quadrans of CINA . 169-158 BC
20.4 mm, 6.20 grams . Rome mint.
Obverse: Heracles head
Reverse: CINA above prow.
Crawford 178/4.
Ex. Artemide (5/2008).Ex. RBW . Ex Amphora .
Vladislav D
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Dionysus | Herakles * Thasos, Thrace - AR Tetradrachm, After 148 BC.103 views
Dionysus | Herakles - Silver Tetradrachm.

Obv: Head of Dionysus wreathed in ivy, right-facing, long free-coils of hair falling upon shoulder.
Rev: Herakles, nude, standing facing, head left, holding olive-branch club at rest, draped in lion's skin, left hand resting on hip. M Monogram between right knee and club: HPAKΛEOYΣ, down-vertical in right field - ΘAΣIΩN, horizontal below - ΣΩTHPOΣ, down-vertical in left field.

Exergue: ΘAΣIΩN

Mint: Thasos
Struck: post 148 BC.

Size: 33.62 mm.
Weight: 16.91 grm.
Die axis: 0°

Condition: Beautiful overall. Well centered, nicely struck. Bright, clear and lustrous silver, superb devices and legends. Subtle, but distinctive toning.

Refs:*
Sear, GCV, 1759.
2 commentsTiathena
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Dyrrhachium; Drachm; Heracles / Pegasos20 viewsHeracles / Pegasos drachm, Dyrrhachium. ca. 300 - 200 B.C. 15mm, 2.28g. Obverse: bust of Heracles wearing lion-skin headdress right. Reverse: ΔY[P], Pegasos flying right. SNG Cop. 433ff. Ex areich. Photo credit areichPodiceps
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Easter Europe. Roman or Celtic Imitative of Thasos off Thrace. (Circa late 2nd to 1st Centuries BC)48 viewsTetradrachm

33 mm, 16.76 g

Obverse: Stylized wreathed head of Dionysos right

Reverse: Stylized Heracles standing facing, head left, holding club, with lion skin draped over arm; M in inner left field. Legend is ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟYΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ (Of Herakles, Savior of the Thasians)

Göbl OTA Class III; cf. HGC 6, 359 (for prototype)

Thasos issued huge numbers of tetradrachms with the garlanded head of Dionysus, which circulated as international means of payment mainly beyond the island, from the Balkans to Dacia, today's Hungary. Along with the young god of wine the Thasian tetradrachms depicted the hero Heracles, leaning naked on his club, a lion's skin over his left arm. It was the skin of the Nemean lion, a powerful creature of Greek mythology that Heracles had killed. The hero then tailored a cloak from the lion's skin that made him almost invulnerable.

The Dionysos / Herakles type was first struck by Thasos itself on the island and in its continental territories in the South of the Balkans, c. 168 - 148 B.C. After Rome took control of the area, `Thasian` types were struck by Roman authorities, c. 148 - 80 B.C., mainly in Macedonia but also, perhaps, by mobile military mints on campaigns to make local payments. Imitatives were also struck by at least several tribal groups (mainly Celtic or mixed enclaves) from as early as 120 - 100 B.C. to about 20 - 10 B.C.
Nathan P
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Gades (Cadix, Spain) - AE 19 (late IIIrd C. BC)28 viewsHead of young Melqart-Heracles left, wearing lion's skin
Punic legend : MP'L / HGDR , tuna-fish left. HGDR : Ha Gadir = of Gades. The modern Moroccan city of Agadir has the same name.
19 mm
Ginolerhino
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Galerius Maximian RIC 16b, Heraclea17 viewsGalerius, AE radiate fraction, Heraclea, 295-296 CE.
Obverse: GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Reverse: CONCORDIA MIL ITVM, Emperor, standing right, receiving victory on globe from Jupiter who is standing left, holding scepter. H gamma in lower center
Heracles mint 21 mm., 2.3 g.

NORMAN K
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Gallienus: Hercules' boar118 viewsGallienus (253–268)
Rome mint, workshop E.
Obeverse: GALLIENVSAVG, Gallienushead right.
Reverse: HERCVLICONSAVG, boar right. E below.

Comment: One of the true rarities of the zoo series. This is not a great specimen. The boar’s head are disfigured because of ghosting due to a die clash with the obverse die. However it’s a heavy coin with silvery color. Sometimes you just have to take what you can get.

W=3.97g; D=21x20mm.
KjetilK
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Gordian III, Smyrna (Ionia), Heracles, AE2121 viewsAE21, 5.52g
obv: A K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC, laureate and draped bust right
rev: CMYPNAIΩN Γ NEΩKOPΩN, Heracles standingfacing, head left, holding kantharos, club and lion skin
SNG Aulock 2230 (same dies)
areich
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Gordus-Julia. Head of Herakles right/ IOVΛI; Lion walking right9 viewsLydia, Gordus-Julia. Roman Imperial Times (late 2nd-early 3rd century A.D.), AE 14mm (1.59g) Head of bearded Heracles right, lion’s skin around neck ΓOPΔHNΩN / IOVΛI; Lion walking right. BMC 15; Ex Gert Boersema, photo credit Gert BoersemaPodiceps
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greek - KASSANDER, king of Macedonia AE20 - 319-297 BC28 viewsobv: Head of young Heracles right in lionskin
rev: BASILEWS KASSANDROU above and below, horseman advancing right
ref: SNGCop 1142, SG 6754
5.14g, 18mm
berserker
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Greek, Alexander the great arabian imitation coin - unlisted309 viewsTetradrachm
16.74gm, 30mm
This coin was found near Petra but the style for this coin from Molieha ( south arabian )

Molieha mint
head of Heracles right, wearing lion's skin, rev. ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, holding sceptre right eagle left

Not listed in ( D.T.POTTS ) the pre -islamic coinage of Eastern arabia also not listed in the supplement of this reference
1 commentsromancoins-lover
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GREEK, Characene, Attambelos II 30BC - 6AC.12 viewsAR Billon Tetradrachm of Attambelos II 30BC - 6AC.
Weight: 14.1gr Ø: 26mm
Obv: Diademed head of Attambelos II right
Rev: Naked Heracles seated left, resting club on right feet.
Sear 6184.
Jorge C
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GREEK, Italy, Calabria, Taras (Tarentum). ca. 280-228 B.C. AR diobol54 viewsCALABRIA. Tarentum. Ca. 280-228. AR diobol (0.97 gm).
Head of Athena left, wearing crested helmet decorated with Scylla / Infant Heracles strangling snakes; thunderbolt in exergue. HN Italy 1068. SNG ANS 1473. Obverse somewhat off-center, but otherwise Extremely Fine.
Leo
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GREEK, Lycaonia, Laranda28 viewsLykaonia, Laranda. 323-322 BC. AR Hemiobol 0.45g, head of Baal (Hercules) , right. Rev. Forepart of wolf right, above L Ref.: Gokturk 70

literature. The coin was found in a hoard, in 2009, not far from his native city. Most likely the treasure was laid during the invasion of the region diadoch Perdiccas, who undertook to conquer Eumenes this region. This coin, which was probably minted for the city's defense, is very similar to the referenced coins. City Laranda was destroyed in 322 BC The obverse of the coin depicts the Baal or Melkart - deity who later the Romans identified with Heracles. Wolf on the reverse is likely to relate to the cult of Apollo Likeys (gr. likos = wolf) - one of the most ancient of worship among the Greeks. This cult was especially popular in southern Asia Minor - in Lycia, Cilicia, etc. Very names of these regions contain the root of "wolf" and speak for themselves. A curious technology that was used for coinage coins: blanks are rectangular in shape and have sharp edges. It is very likely that their cut from sheet metal. Maybe that's why all the coins of this type are surprisingly accurate weight - 0.45 grams.
Ilya_VK
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GREEK, Lydia, Sardeis, AE1676 viewsobv: Head of young Heracles right
rev: Apollo standing right, holding raven and branch
Struck 2nd-1st century B.C.
Jericho
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GREEK, Macedonia, Alexander III, AR Drachm59 viewsDrachm, 4.1 gm, 16.5 mm, 336-323 BC, Sear (GC) 6730
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of young Heracles, capped in lion skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left on backless throne, his legs crossed at the ankle; holding eagle and sceptre. Crescent in lower left field; gamma monogram beneath throne. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
Comment: Unfortunately, my meagre library does not allow a decent attribution, but I assume that, based on the crossed ankles for Zeus and the monogram added beneath the throne, this coin is perhaps not a lifetime issue.
Massanutten
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III (the Great), Amphipolis, AR Tetradrachm66 viewsTetradrachm, 16.5 gm, 24.5 mm, 336-323 BC, Sear (GC) 6713
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of young Heracles right, capped in lion's skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left on backless throne, his legs parallel and open; holding eagle and sceptre. Crescent in left lower field. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
Comment: Absence of a royal title, leg presentation for Zeus and flan characteristics all indicate that this coin is a lifetime issue.
ex-Berk
Massanutten
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GREEK, MACEDONIAN KINGDOM, Alexander III The Great 336-323 BC.45 viewsAR Tetradrachm of Alexander III The Great 336-323 BC.
Weight: 17g | Ø: 23mm
Obv: Head of young Heracles right, clad in lion's skin.
Rev: ALEXANDROU Zeus seated left on a backless throne, his legs parallel, holding eagle and sceptre.
Sear 6713 - Price 61 - Jenkins 343.
Jorge C
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GREEK, MACEDONIAN KINGDOM, Alexander III The Great 336-323 BC.41 viewsAR Tetradrachm of Alexander III The Great 336-323 BC.
Weight: 17.2 g | Size: 27 mm
Obv: Head of young Heracles right, clad in lion's skin.
Rev: ALEXANDROU - Zeus seated left on a backless throne, his legs parallel, holding eagle and scepter.
Ref: Sear 6713 - Price 61 - Jenkins 343.
1 commentsJorge C
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Tetradrachm, Babylon, Price 364037 viewsAlexander III (the Great), 336-323 B.C
MACEDON. Kingdom of Macedon. Alexander III (the Great), 336-323 B.C. AR Tetradrachm (17.16 gms), Babylon Mint, ca. 325-323 B.C. Lifetime issue.
Head of Heracles right wearing lion's scalp; Reverse: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, club in left field, "M" in lower left field, monogram below throne. Excellent strike with dies of fine style.
Price 3640
chance v
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the great, Tetradrachm180 viewsstruck by Kassandros in the name of Alexander III

Pella
317-314 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
boeotian shield left; snake under the throne
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 249; SNG Copenhagen 728. Muller 754
17,19g

ex CNG
ex Aurea auction 49
3 commentsJohny SYSEL
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, 336-323 BC –Drachm - Signed Die36 viewsAR Drachm (16mm, 4.26g): Price 2090A

Obv.: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress, K on skin behind ear

Rev.: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left, holding scepter and eagle; monogram in left field.
This drachm is a lifetime issue from Miletos, circa 325-323 BC. It is signed by the artist who placed a "K" on the lion skin headdress behind Alexander's ear.

One could say Ho Hum just another drachm of Alexander III, however this coin is a little more interesting than most. From Roma Numismatics Limited’s 2012 description of a specimen it sold – “Extremely Rare. Only two specimens noted in ADM I (both in the ANS collection). This, and an equally rare contemporary issue at Magnesia ad Maeandrum are the only two instances of signed dies struck for Alexander.”

I was able to find two specimens in auction records. The Roma Numismatics Limited’s 2012 specimen in ACSEARCH (don’t use Price 2090A in the search use “signed die”). The Roma Numismatics Limited’s 2012 specimen should really be listed here, as pleased as I am with my specimen the Roma Numismatics Limited’s specimen is truly superior. The second specimen I found was this specimen in the NGC ancient coin auction records. The specimen shown here was sold twice in 2015 by Heritage I purchased the coin from the second sale.
Richard M10
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, AE 2054 viewsAe20, 3.4 gm, 18.2 mm, 323-320 BC, Sear (GC) 6739
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of young Heracles right, capped in lion's skin.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Club above legend, bow in case below.
Massanutten
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GREEK, Quasi-autonomous, Thrace, Hadrianopolis, Heracles, AE1734 viewsHadrianopolis, Thracia; Pseudo-autonomous;
200-300 A.D. Heracles, AE17
Size/Weight: 17mm, 2.95g
Obverse: Head of Heracles left
Reverse: ADRIANOPOLITWN, Heracles standing right, leaning on club and holding lion skin
Catalogues: Jurukova 712; Moushmov 2478
nekto
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GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, AR Tetradrachm, Seleucia on Tigris, 312-281 BC52 viewsThe Seleucid Kings, Seleucus I Nicator, 312- 281 Seleucia on the Tigris Tetradrachm circa 300, AR 28mm., 16.86g.
Obv:Head of Heracles r. wearing lion's skin headdress.
Rev. Zeus seated l. on throne holding sceptre and Nike who reaches r. to crown him.
Seleucid Coins 119.1. ESM 13.
Naville auc 16 lot 60
chance v
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Hadrianopolis Commodus Claudius Bellicus (176-80AD?) Farnese Heracles32 viewsHADRIANOPOLIS

Commodus

AE 28

Governor Claudius Bellicus (176-80AD?)

ΑΥ ΚAI Λ ΑVP | ΚΟΜΟΔΟC very faint
Bare head draped and cuirassed youthful bust

HΓ KΛ BEΛΛIKOY | AΔPIANOΠOΛ
Farnese Heracles

Jurukova -; Varbanov (E) II -; Mionnet -; BMC –; SNG Cop. –; RPC Antonine -

smooth light green patina
rennrad12020
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Helmeted Roma | Hercules with Nemean Lion, AR Serrate Denarius, 80 BC. Poblicia.83 views
Helmeted Roma | Hercules and Nemean Lion, Serrate Silver Denarius.

Obv: Roma draped, in twin-feathered plumed Phrygian-styled helmet, right facing; ROMA behind, control mark S above.
Rev: Hercules standing left, wrestling and strangling the Nemean lion, club below, encased bow with two arrows in left field; S, above; C POBLICI Q F in right field.

Exergue: None.

Mint: Rome
Struck: 80 BC.

Size: 18.73 mm.
Weight: 3.8 grm.
Die axis: 90°

Condition: Quite fine. Beautiful, bright, clear and lustrous silver. Excellent surfaces and devices in superb relief.

Refs:
Sydenham, 768
Crawford, 380/1
2 commentsTiathena
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Herakles, bearded head right171 viewsTitus, 24 Jun 79 - 13 Sep 81 A.D., Philadelphia, Decapolis, Syria
6540. Bronze AE 23, RPC 2106, BMC 4, Spijkerman 9 , Rosenberger 7, aVF, small flan, 11.31g, 21.7mm, 180o, Philadelphia mint, 80 - 81 A.D.; obverse AYTOKPATWP TITOC KAICAP, laureate head of Titus right, countermark bearded head of Herakles right; reverse FILADELFEWN L GMR (Philadelphia year 143), laureate head of Herakles right; $65.00
whitetd49
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Hercules292 viewsThis medallion of Gordian III represents the third labour of Hercules. This labour was to capture the Hind of Cerynaea, the hind was known as Cerynitis. Eurystheus bestowed this task upon Heracles knowing full well that the animal was the sacred property of Artemis, that meant he would be committing impiety against the goddess. Artemis found a small herd of five while out hunting, she captured four to harness to her chariot, but the fifth escaped to Mount Cerynaea which borders Arcadia and Achaea. The animal was larger than a bull, brazen-hoofed also with huge golden horns or antlers of a stag.
With the hind being swift of foot it took Heracles a whole year to get close to the creature. He tracked the hind through Greece and into Thrace, (in some versions it says the chase took Heracles as far as Istria and the northern lands of the Hyperboreans). Never daunted by the long chase, Heracles was waiting for the hind to tire, this was not to be, and the hind seemed to have plenty of stamina and agility left.
Heracles knew he must disable the creature in some way, then by chance the hind stopped to drink at a river. Taking an arrow and removing the blood of the Hydra from the tip, Heracles took aim and hit the hind in the leg, making it lame, this made catching the creature much easier. Heracles bound the wound and then set off on his long journey home. On the way to the palace of Eurystheus he was met by the goddess Artemis and her twin brother Apollo. On seeing the Ceryneian Hind, the huntress accused Heracles of sacrilege. Heracles pleaded with them, saying it was a necessity to return the sacred hind to the court of king Eurystheus, as he was bound by the labor imposed on him. Artemis granted Heracles forgiveness and he was allowed to carry the hind alive to the palace.
Upon bringing the hind to Eurystheus, he was told that it was to become part of the King's menagerie. Heracles knew that he had to return the hind as he had promised, so he agreed to hand it over on the condition that Eurystheus himself come out and take it from him. The King came out, but the moment Heracles let the hind go, it sprinted back to its mistress, and Heracles left saying that Eurystheus had not been quick enough

5 commentsbenito
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Hercules of the Theatre of Pompey181 viewsThe Hercules of the Theatre of Pompey, from the 2nd Century A.D., was discovered in 1864. It had been carefully buried under protective tiles, incised FCS (fulgor conditum summanium), indicating that it had been struck by lightning, and had been carefully interred on the spot. The figure supports himself lightly on his grounded vertical club; the skin of the Nemean Lion is draped over his left forearm, he holds the apples of Hesperides in his left hand. The sculpture is now in the round room area of Museo Pio-Clementino.2 commentsJoe Sermarini
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Hypaepa; Heracles / Asklepios, AE1712 viewsLydia, Hypaepa, Heracles / Asklepios, AE17. 2nd cent. A.D. 17mm, 3.71g. Obverse: bearded head of Herakles right. Reverse: Asklepios standing facing, holding serpent-entwined staff. Lindgren 741. Ex Roland Müller collection. Ex areich. Photo credit areichPodiceps
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Ionia, Smyrna, Heracles / river god, AE1717 viewsAE17, 2.6g
obv: bearded head of Heracles right
rev: CMYPNAIΩN, river god reclining left

ex RF river god collection via Helios (Auction 3 Lot 407)
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Ionia, Smyrna, Herakles / river god, AE1663 views16mm, 2.74g
obv: bust of Herakles right, lion skin tied around neck
rev: river-god reclining left, holding reed, resting elbow on overturned urn from which water flows
SNG Copenhagen 1261; SNG von Aulock 2182

From the D. Alighieri Collection.
ex CNG auction 205, Lot: 275
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Ionia, Teos, Herakles / griffin, AE2026 views20mm, 5.11g
obv: bearded head of Herakles right
rev: THIΩN; griffin left, resting right front paw on krater
(SNG Cop 1494)
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Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - Temple of Heracles372 viewsbuilt in 5. century BCJohny SYSEL
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Jordan, Amman - Acropolis284 viewsAmman in Jordan was ancient Philadelphia, a Decapolis town. Not much remains of the (second-century CE) Temple of Heracles which once dominated the city's acropolis, but the surviving columns are impressively large. Heracles also features prominently on Philadelphia's coinage.Abu Galyon
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JULIA DOMNA, Wife of Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD50 viewsMOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. . Æ 18mm. (3.6 gm). Draped bust right / Naked Heracles, stg. left, strangling the Nemean lion. VF/F, scarce bust iconography1 commentsMarjan E
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Julia Maesa, Odessos32 viewsAe 18mm; 2.80g
Odessos, Thrace

IOVLIA MAICA CE
draped bust right

ODHCEITWN
Heracles naked, standing right, holding club and lion skin

Moushmov 1625 (var) Heracles right vs. left
1 commentsRobin Ayers
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Kallatis, Thrace14 views3rd-2nd Centuries B.C.
Bronze AE 14
2.22 gm, 14.2 mm
Obv: Bearded Heracles right wearing taenia (or laureate?)
Rev: ΦIΛΩ / KAΛΛA, grain ear, club, and bow in bow case
SNG Stancomb 94;
BMC Thrace p. 21, 4 var;
SNG BM Black Sea 205 corr. (laureate) var.
Jaimelai
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Kings of Macedon Alexander the great AR Tetradrachm 336-322 BC 25mm 17.24g 8h29 viewsLifetime issue of uncertain mint in Macedonian struck circa 325-323 BC.Head of Heracles right wearing lion skin headdress.Rev Zeus seated on backless throne left holding eagle on outstretched right arm, and scepter in his left hand,rooster standing in left field.
NGC AU 4/5 4246212-016
Grant H
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KINGS OF MACEDON--ALEXANDER IV (son of Alexander the Great)11 viewsStruck ca 323-311 BC
AE 15.5 mm, 3.86 g
O: Macedonian shield with five double crescents and five groups of pellets around, bust of Herakles at center, facing slightly right, wearing Nemean lion skin tied at neck
R: Crested Macedonian officer's helmet, flanked by B – A; stalk of grain lower left
Western Anatolia mint. Price 2806 corr. (Heracles left); SNG Cop 1132; SNG Alpha Bank 849; Hersh, Corrections 129. Very Scarce.
(Struck during the reign the child king Alexander IV, son of Alexander III with the Bactrian princess Roxana. He and Alexander III’s half-brother Philip III were made joint kings by Alexander's generals. Philip III was executed in 317 B.C. Alexander IV and his mother Roxana were executed by Kassander, in 311 B.C.)
laney
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KINGS OF MACEDON--PHILIP V47 views221 - 179 BC
20.5 mm 8.13 g
O: Head of young Heracles in lionskin headdress right
R: Two goats recumbent, side by side. BA above. F beneath; grain ear below r
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Kujula Kadphises24 viewsTetradrachm of Kujula Kadphises (30-80 CE) in the style of Hermaeus.
Hermaeus-style diademed bust, right. Corrupted Greek legend: "Basileos Stirossu Ermaiou" (or "King Hermaeus, the Saviour")/Herakles standing with club and lion skin. Kharosthi legend: KUJULA KASASA KUSHANA YAVUGASA DHARMATHIDASA (or "Kujula Kadphises ruler of the Kushans, steadfast in the Law").
AE 27
Belisarius
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Kujula Kadphises - Imitation?12 viewsTetradrachm of Kujula Kadphises (30-80 CE) in the style of Hermaeus.

Hermaeus-style diademed bust, right. Corrupted Greek legend: "Basileos Stirossu Ermaiou" (or "King Hermaeus, the Saviour")/Herakles standing with club and lion skin. Kharosthi legend: KUJULA KASASA KUSHANA YAVUGASA DHARMATHIDASA (or "Kujula Kadphises ruler of the Kushans, steadfast in the Law").
Belisarius
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Kujula Kadphises - Imitation?39 viewsTetradrachm of Kujula Kadphises (30-80 CE) in the style of Hermaeus.

Hermaeus-style diademed bust, right. Corrupted Greek legend: "Basileos Stirossu Ermaiou" (or "King Hermaeus, the Saviour")/Herakles standing with club and lion skin. Kharosthi legend: KUJULA KASASA KUSHANA YAVUGASA DHARMATHIDASA (or "Kujula Kadphises ruler of the Kushans, steadfast in the Law").
Belisarius
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Lead Tessaria16 viewsObv. Bust of ? right? N before, ? after
Rev. Heracles leaning on club?
Skyler
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Licinius HERCVLI VICTORI101 viewsMP C LICIN LICINIVS PF AVG
Leureated head right

HERCVLI - VICTORI * //SMN

Hercules standing right, leaning on club with lion's skin

Follis struck in Nicomedia
22 mm ; 4,88 g; axis 180°
Not in RIC.

full silvering
1 commentsgb29400
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Lydia, Apollonoshieron. Pseudo-autonomous issue, circa late 2nd or early 3rd century AD. Lindgren III 450.43 viewsLydia, Apollonoshieron. Pseudo-autonomous issue, circa late 2nd or early 3rd century AD. Æ 15.75mm, 1.93 g, 6h.
Obverse: Bearded head of Heracles right.
Reverse: [ΑΠ]ΟΛΛΩ – ΝΙ – ЄΡЄΙΤΩΝ, lyre.
References: Lindgren III 450; Mi IV, 49.
Ex Gerda Dijkhuis, 11-30-2014.
1 commentsMark Fox
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Lydia, Gordus-Julia, Herakles / Telesphorus, AE1454 viewsGordus-Julia, Lydia
AE14, 1.5g
obv: bare head of bearded Herakles right, lion's skin around neck
rev: IOVΛ[IE?] - ΓOPΔHNΩN, Telesphorus standing facing

BMC Lydia, p. 92, #16; SNG Leypold -;
areich
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Lydia, Hypaepa. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of the Antonines.31 viewsLydia, Hypaepa. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of the Antonines (AD 138–192). Æ 19.33mm, 3.82 g, 6h.
Obverse: Bearded bust of Heracles right with club over left shoulder, seen behind neck.
Reverse: [V]Π[Α]ΙΠ – ΗΝ[Ω]Ν, Nike walking left, holding wreath in right hand with arm outstretched, and palm branch in left hand/arm.
References: RPC IV Online (temporary №) 3318; SNG Turkey 7 (Ödemiş Museum), 275; Altinoluk T9B.
Ex Nicolas Louis, 11-17-2014.
Mark Fox
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Lydia, Hypaepa. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Trajan. Unpublished. One of four known. 21 viewsLydia, Hypaepa. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Trajan (AD 98–117). Æ 17.25mm; 3.21 g; 6h.
Obverse: ΥΠΑΙΠΗΝΩΝ,draped bust of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet and aegis.
Reverse: ЄΠΙ [ΛΟ]ΥΚΙΟΥ, herm of Heracles right on low base, holding apple(?) in right hand and club in left.
References: To be published in RPC III. See the die-identical specimen in Harvard Art Museums: http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/art/27566.
Ex Savoca Numismatik (eBay), 9-27-2014.
Mark Fox
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Lydia, Maionia, Heracles / Bow and club, AE1344 viewsAE13, 2.28g
obv: draped, beardless bust of Heracles right
rev: MAIONΩN; between gorytos with bow and club, bee above
SNG Aulock 3008; SNG München 299; SNG Tübingen 3718; SNG Leypold -
ex Roland Müller collection

A gorytos is a bow-case that stores the bow along with the quiver of arrows.
areich
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Lydia, Maionia, Heracles / Omphale, AE2039 viewsAE20, 4.89g
obv: bearded head of Herakles right
rev: ΜΑΙΟΝΩΝ; Omphale advancing right, wearing lion skin and holding club over shoulder

SNG München 303; BMC Lydia p. 129, 17 ff. var (head left); Lindgren 749 (head left); SNG v. Aulock 3011 var (head left); SNG Leypold 1053 var (head left)

ex FORVM
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Lydia, Maionia, pseudo-autonomous SNG Cop. 21530 viewsAE 20, 5.58g
struck under the epistrategos Demetrios in the time of Hadrian
obv. MAIO - NWN
bearded bust of Herakles, l.
rev. EPI DHMH - TRIOV
Omphale, advancing r., holding club over l. shoulder and lionskin
SNG Copenhagen 215; SNG von Aulock 3012 var. (rev. legend)
rare, good F

Not so frequent type which cites the famous myth of Heracles being slave of Omphale, Lydian queen, changing clothes with her.

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
Jochen
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Lydia, Nakrasa, Herakles/ coiled serpent around omphalos67 views16mm, 2.75g, 180°
obv: bearded head of Herakles right
rev: NAKPACEΩN, serpent coiled around omphalos

SNG Aulock 3033 var; SNG Leypold 1093 var; SNG München 335 var; SNG Cop 295, BMC Lydia p. 164, 6 var, Weber 6858 var (referenced coins all have magistrate's name on obverse which is not present on this coin); SNG Tübingen -

ex FORVM

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Lydia, Saitta, Demos / Heracles, AE1896 views2nd century AD
18mm, 4.24g
obv: ΔHMOC; bust of youthful Demos right
rev: CAITTH-NΩN; Heracles standing facing, head left, leaning on club and holding lion’s skin.
BMC 11; Lindgren 788; SNG Leypold 1148

ex Tom Vossen
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Lydia, Saitta, Heracles / Isis, AE18 31 views18mm, 3.48g
time of Caracalla to Gallienus
Obv: head of young Heracles right, club behind neck
Rev: CAITTHNΩN, Isis, in long chiton, standing to front, head left, holding in raised right hand sistrum and in lowered left hand situla

BMC Lydia, p. 214, No. 14, SNG Aulock -, SNG Leypold –

ex Rutten & Wieland
areich
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Lydia, Saitta, Herakles / lion, AE1566 views2nd century AD
15mm, 1.65g
obv: bearded head of Herakles right, club over left shoulder
rev: lion advancing left
SNG Leypold 1146
areich
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Lydia, Sala, Heracles / Grapes, AE1439 views14mm, 2.39g
obv: bearded head of Heracles right
rev: CAΛHNΩN

SNG von Aulock 3111; Lindgren 798; SNG Leypold -

ex Roland Müller collection
areich
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Lydia, Sala, Herakles / Grapes, AE1567 views15mm, 2.95g
obv: bearded head of Herakles right
rev: C[A]ΛHNΩN
SNG von Aulock 3111; Lindgren 798; SNG Leypold -
ex Numismatik Lanz (eBay)
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Lydia, Sardes, Zeus / Heracles, AE1727 views17mm, 3.32g
obv: ZEYC ΛYΔIOC; draped bust right
rev: CAPΔIANΩN; Heracles standing facing, head left, holding lion skin in left, resting club on ground in right hand
areich
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Lydia, Silandos, Herakles/ Tyche, AE2028 viewsAE20, 4.18g
obv: bearded head of Herakles left
rev: CIΛANDEΩN, Tyche
SNG Leypold 1245 (same obverse die)
ex R&W
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Lydia, Thyatheira, Herakes / lion, AE1493 views14mm, 1.45g
obv: bare-headed, bearded bust of Herakles facing right, cloak knotted at neck
rev: ΘYATEIPHNΩN; Lion stalking right
SNG Leypold 1265; BMC 40.

ex Incitatus coins
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LYSIMACHUS KING OF THRACIA AR Drachm9 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Heracles right wearing lionskin headdress
REVERSE: BASILEWS LUSIMACOU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle on outstretched right hand & sceptre in left, lion forepart & crescent before, pentagram under throne.
Struck at Colophon, Thrace 301-297 BC
4.17g, 18mm
Price L1842
Legatus
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MACEDON - Alexander III, (posthumous) 16 viewsMACEDON - Alexander III, (posthumous) AR drachm, Lampsakos mint. ca 300 BC. Obv.: Head of Heracles with lionskin right. Rev.: Zeus left seated, holding eagle and sceptre, ALEXANDROU to right, left in field Pegasos, LAM monogram beneath throne. Reference: Price 1389bdpaul7
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Macedon, Anonymous, Half Unit, Corinthian Helmet8 viewsAE Half Unit
Anonymous
Issued: 323 - 310BC
16.5 x 16.0mm 3.10gr
O: NO LEGEND; Macedonian shield ornamented with five double crescents; head of Heracles facing 3/4 right, wearing lion's skin headdress on boss in center of shield.
R: NO LEGEND; Crested Corinthian helmet with cheek guards.
Exergue: Monogram to left; caduceus to right.
Uncertain Mint in Western Asia Minor
Price 2803 var. (monogram and symbol arrangement), pl. 110; Laffaille 310 var.; GC 6781; Cop SB 2301 var; cf. Liampi 139 - 156; SNG Alpha Bank 849 var. (1/4 unit, no monogram).
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Nicholas Z
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MACEDONIA - AMPHIPOLIS64 viewsEmisión póstuma en el nombre de ALEJANDRO III "MAGNO".
AR Tetradracma 26 x 25 mm 17.8 gr.

Anv: Cabeza de Herakles (Hércules) vistiendo piel de león. Gráfila de puntos.
Rev: "ALEΞANΔPOY" - Zeus Aëtophoros sentado en trono a izquierda, sosteniendo Aguila en mano derecha extendida y cetro en izquierda. Sus piernan cruzadas con la derecha hacia atrás. Monograma "QE" Bajo el trono, "Λ" / Antorcha en campo izq.

Acuñación: 320 - 315 A.C.
Ceca: Amphipolis - Macedonia

Referencias: Price #463
mdelvalle
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Macedonia, Alexander III, Heracles, quiver, club11 viewsAlexander the Great
Macedonia
AR Tetradrachm, 336-323 B.C.
Obv. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin
Rev. ALEXANΔPOY, above, bow and quiver, below, club and gorytos?
AE, 5.92g, 16.7x18.2mm
shanxi
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0311, Macedonian, AE-18, (Unit), Bow in bow-case and club, #1640 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0311, Macedonian, AE-18, (Unit), Bow in bow-case and club, #1
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞAN(Δ)POY, (Legend error "Δ" are missing) Quiver on bow and club, Π below.
exergue: -/-//Π, diameter: 18mm, weight:6,01 g, axes:6h,
mint: Macedonian mint, date: 336-323 B.C., ref:Price 311,
Q-001
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0386, Macedonian, AE-18, (Unit), Quiver on bow and club, trident, #1125 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0386, Macedonian, AE-18, (Unit), Quiver on bow and club, trident, #1
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: Β(ΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ) Α(ΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ) between quiver on bow and club, trident head right below.
exergue: B/A//Trident, diameter: 18-18,5mm, weight:5,78g, axes:4h,
mint: Macedonian mint, date: c. 325-310 B.C., ref: Price 386, SNG Alpha Bank 796,
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1082, Mesembria, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, #1161 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1082, Mesembria, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, #1
avers: No legends, Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: BAΣILEΩΣ/AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand. MA monogram in left field, below Corinthian helmet right, Monogram (AΠO) beneath throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 32,5mm, weight: 16,47g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Mesembria’ mint.
date: posthumous, c. 175 - c. 125 B.C., ref: Price 1082,
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1106A, Mesembria, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, #1330 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1106A, Mesembria, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, #1
avers: No legends, Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: BAΣILEΩΣ/AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand. Monogram in left field, below Corinthian helmet right, Monogram beneath throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 32,5-33,0mm, weight: 16,12g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Mesembria’ mint.
date: posthumous, c. 125 - c. 65 B.C., ref: Price 1106A,
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1364, Lampsacus, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, ΛΑΠ/Snake, #190 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1364, Lampsacus, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, ΛΑΠ/Snake, #1
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing a lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, sceptre in left hand, Monogram ΛΑΠ left, Snake beneath throne.
exergue: -/-//-- diameter: 17,5-18,0mm, weight: 4,22g, axes: 6h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Lampsacus mint, date: c. 323 - c. 317 B.C., ref: Price 1364,
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1752, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, 99 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1752, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: (AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ), Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, corn-grain left, (corn-grain, beneath throne), (spear-head right field).
exergue: , diameter: 17,0-17,5mm, weight: 4,06g, axes: 1h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: c. 323 - c. 319 B.C., ref: Price 1752,
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1759, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, 128 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1759, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, star left, spear-head right field.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 4,18g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: c. 323 - c. 319 B.C., ref: Price 1759,
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Alexander_III,_AR-Drachm,_Colophon_mint,_Price_1769,_323-319_BC_,_Q-001,_11h,_16,5-17mm,_4,2g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1769, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, 118 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1769, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, lyre left, A beneath throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,0mm, weight: 4,20g, axes: 11h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: c. 323 - c. 319 B.C., ref: Price 1769,
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Alexander_III,_AR-Drachm,_Colophon_mint,_Price_1791,_319-310_BC_,_Q-001,_11h,_17,5mm,_3,82g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1791, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, 101 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1791, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, monogram (M,Ω) left, monogram beneath throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,82g, axes: 11h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: posthumous, c. 319 - c. 310 B.C., ref: Price 1791,
Q-001
quadrans
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1813, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, 101 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1813, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, crescent left, Π beneath throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,0mm, weight: 3,95g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: posthumous, c. 310 - c. 301 B.C., ref: Price 1813,
Q-001
quadrans
Alexander_III,_AR-Drachm,_Colophon_mint,_Price_1837,_301-297_BC_,_Q-001,_1h,_18mm,_2,23(x2)g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1837, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, 114 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1837, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, lion-head left, below crescent, crab-claw beneath throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0mm, weight: 2,23(x2)g, axes: 1h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: posthumous, c. 301 - c. 297 B.C., ref: Price 1837,
Q-001
quadrans
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1840, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, 123 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1840, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, lion-forepart left, below Φ, pentagram beneath throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 4,13g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: posthumous, c. 301 - c. 297 B.C., ref: Price 1840,
Q-001
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 2247, Teos, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, Griffin seated left, Rare!207 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 2247, Teos, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, Griffin seated left, Rare!
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, sceptre in left hand, Griffin seated left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15mm, weight: 3,99g, axes: 10 h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Teos mint, date: c. 323 - c. 319 B.C., ref: Price 2247,
Q-001
quadrans
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Macedonia, Kings, 017 Philip III., (Arrhidaeus, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price P48, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, 95 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 017 Philip III., (Arrhidaeus, 323 - 317 B.C.), Price P48, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left,
He was an elder half-brother of Alexander the Great.
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: ΦIΛIΠΠOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, monogram ΠΑ left, Β beneath throne.
exergue: , diameter: 17,0-17,5mm, weight: 4,21g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: posthumous, c. 323 - c. 319 B.C., ref: Price P48,
Q-001
quadrans
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Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III (The Great) Silver Tetradrachm 336-323 BC37 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Seleukos, Satrap in Babylon, 311 - 306 B.C., In the Name of Alexander the Great
posthumous issue struck under Seleukos I Nikator (uncertain Babylonian mint), 312-306 BC,

Struck in the name of Alexander, this coin also bears the personal badge of Seleukos, an anchor. Seleukos was first appointed satrap in Babylonia in 320 B.C. but was put to flight by Antigonus in 315. He returned in 311 only to be forced to evacuate later that year by a counterattack by Antigonus' son, Demetrius. Not long after, however, Seleukos again recovered the city.

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Metal:
AR Silver


Diam:
26 mm.


Weight:
16.56 gr.


OBV:
Head of Heracles Facing Right ,
clad in Nemean Lion-skin headdress


OBV-LEGEND:
None


Marks-OBV:
None


REV:
Zeus seated on throne facing left, holding eagle in outstretched right hand, scepter in left
Right leg drawn behind left
Left field : Anchor flukes up

REV-LEGEND :
(Right and vertical) ALEXANPROY


Marks-REV:
Monegram Below throne: Pi with a dot in it


In Exer:
 ???


Source :
N/A


Age:
336-323 BC


Mint:
 ???


Grade
 Ch VF  


Strike
 4/5 


Susrface
 4/5 


Ref : SC 94•3d.1 ???
NGC Ancients Cert.#2411942-052
Michel C2
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MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC)16 viewsMACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (27mm, 16.92 gm, 3h). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5. Early posthumous issue of Tyre, under Ptolemy I Soter, as satrap, dated Regnal Year 35 of Azemilkos (315/4 BC). Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress, paws tied before neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left on backless throne, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; ?O (Phoenician for Azemilkos) to right of ||||| - // (date) in left field. Price 3291 (Ake).

For the reattribution of the Alexander series of Ake (Price) to Tyre, see A. Lemaire, "Le monnayage de Tyr et celui dit d'Akko dans la deuxième moitié du IV siècle avant J.-C.," RN 1976, and G. Le Rider, Alexander the Great: Coinage, Finances, and Policy (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2007), pp. 125-34.
Mark R1
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MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm 45 views27mm, 17.27 gm, 2h.
Lifetime issue of unidentified mint in Macedon, ca. 333-323 BC. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion-skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated on backless throne left, holding eagle on outstretched right hand and scepter in his left; star in circle to left. Price 103. Attractively toned. Evidently a very rare symbol!

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MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (16.49 gm).21 viewsLate posthumous issue of Caria, Alabanda, ca. 188-173 BC. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion-skin headdress, paws tied before neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus enthroned left, right leg drawn back, feet on ground line, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; Pegasus flying left in left field, AΛBP monogram under throne. Price 2455.
1 commentsBritanikus
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip V (221-179 BCE) AR Hemidrachm, Pella or Amphipolis (Mamroth, Bronzemünzen 25a; SNG Alpha Bank 1116)10 viewsObv: Head of Heracles right, with thick beard and mustache, wearing lion skin headdress, paws tied before neck
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; horizontal harpa; ΔI monogram above, all within oak wreath
Dim: 22mm, 5.97 gm, 8h
Quant.Geek
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Macedonian Kings, Alexander III (336-323 BC) AE, Sardes mint27 viewsAncient Greek, Macedonian Kings, Alexander III (336-323 BC) AE, Sardes mint

Obverse: No legend. Heracles head right, clad in Nemean lion head dress tied at neck.

Reverse: ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Quiver at top facing left, Club pointing right, trident monogram below.

Reference: Price 2552, Müller 0841

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics
Gil-galad
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Macedonian Kings. Alexander III the Great 4dr, 336-323B.C. Price 78.86 viewsAlexander III the Great, 336-323 tetdradrachm.

Obv.: Head of young Heracles right in lion skin headdress.

Rev.: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle on extended right hand and resting left on scepter, ithyphalic herm with irrigated penis in left field.

Amphipolis mint, lifetime issue. 17,3g - 26mm - Die axis 7 O´Clock.

EF, mint lustre. Considerably nicer surface than the scan indicates.

Price 78.
3 commentsLordBest
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Maxentius, RIC VI, Rome 208 var. #139 viewsMaxentius, AD 306-312, son of Maximian
AE - Follis, 24.52, 6.1g
Rome, 4th officina, AD 308-310
obv. IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG
Head, laureate, r.
rev. CONSERV - VRB SVAE
Hexastyle temple with Roma std. within, holding sceptre and small Victory on globe, shield beside(?); architrave decorated with wave-line and dots; as l. acroterion a wreath, as r. acroterion a male figure with long torch; pediment decorated with a group of 4 figures: The l. figure in the centre Jupiter, stg. facing, holding sceptre in l. hand and r. hand extended, the r. figure Heracles, resting on club with r. hand and l. hand extended, in the l. angle the upper part of the body of a river-god; in the r. angle the upper part of the body of Sol, radiate, r., l. hand extended.
in ex. RBQ
Ref. RIC VI, Rome 208 var.; Failmezger no.127iM3, notes 179, 183; C. cf. 34; Drost, Monayage de Maxence, p.310, nr.93, 5th emission, pic. 89d/3 (this coin!)
about VF, weak strike on upper right obv. and lower right rev.
Pedigree:
ex Failmezger coll. (plate coin)

Unlisted and interesting variation of RIC 208
1 commentsJochen
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Melita, Autonomous issue, SNG Vol: X 936 John Morcom Collection40 viewsMelita (Malta) mint, Autonomous issue, Last quarter 3rd century B.C. -225 -200 AE, 22mm 6.24g, SNG Vol: X 936 John Morcom Collection
O: Bearded male head, r.; to r., caduceus
R: Priest’s cap in wreath, below, mono

Following the Roman conquest, the Maltese Islands were apparently allowed a limited measure of self-government, including the privilege of minting their own coins. The Maltese coins of that period were all circular and struck in bronze, the only metal the Roman authorities permitted to be coined in the Sicilian municipia. These autonomous issues circulated alongside the official currency of the Roman Republic which consisted of gold, silver and bronze coins.
The exact date of the first locally struck coin is not known but it is likely to have been after 212 B.C. when Sicily became a Roman province (with the Maltese Islands being incorporated into it) and was given the right by Rome to mint its own coinage in 211 B.C.
The first Maltese coins bear on their obverse a male curly head with a thick beard. A kerykeion or a caduceus is depicted on the right. The identity of the deity on these coins has for a long time been disputed by scholars and has been attributed mainly to Melkart (Heracles), Eshmun (Aesculapius) and Baal Hammon. The reverse design has been also given various interpretations such as the tomb of Battus, a sacrificial cap and a pillar over an urn. That which is unanimously agreed upon by the more authoritative scholars is the interpretation of the three Punic letters aleph, nun, nun, indicating the pre-Roman name of Malta - ANN - which may mean ship.

http://coins.mos.net.au/preKoM.htm
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Moesia Inferior, Tomis, Philippus I and Otacila Severa, Hercules35 viewsPhilippus I and Otacila Severa
Moesia Inferior, Tomis
AE 26
Obv.: AVT M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVΓ M / WTAK CEBH/PA CEB, draped and cuirassed bust of Philipp I and draped bust of Otacilia Severa wearing stephane
Rev.: MHTPOΠ ΠON-TOV TOMEΩC, Hercules standing facing with head left, right hand leaning on club, and lions skin hanging from the left arm.
AE, 12.95g, 25.8x26.8mm
Ref.: Varbanov-, AMNG-
Ex Münzhandlung Ritter
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MYSIA - LAMPSACUS 57 viewsEmisión póstuma en el nombre de ALEJANDRO III "MAGNO".
AR Dracma 16 mm 4.0 gr.

Anv: Cabeza de Herakles (Hércules) vistiendo piel de león. Gráfila de puntos.
Rev: "ALEΞANΔPOY" - Zeus Aëtophoros sentado en trono a izquierda, sosteniendo Aguila en mano derecha extendida y cetro en izquierda. Sus piernan cruzadas con la derecha hacia atrás. Monograma "KI" en campo izq.

Acuñación: 323 - 315 A.C.
Ceca: Lampsacus - Mysia

Referencias: Price #1398 - Müller #823
mdelvalle
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Mysia, Germe, Conventus of Cyzicus. Pseudo-autonomous AE20 21 viewsBetween 138 and 192 AD.
Obverse: ΙΕΡΑ ΣΥΝΚΗΤΟΣ, draped bust of the Senate (youthful), r.
Reverse: ΓΕΡΜ ΗΝΩΝ, Nude Heracles standing, facing, head, l., resting arm on club, holding lion-skin
ancientone
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MYSIA, PERGAMON 26 viewsCa. 310 - 284 BC
AE 10 MM 0.83 g
O: HEAD OF HERACLES IN LION'S SKIN HEADDRESS R
R: HELMETED HEAD OF ATHENA R, PER beneath
Mysia, Pergamon; cf SNG Cop. 323-324
laney
mysia_heracles_athena.jpg
MYSIA, PERGAMON17 viewsca 310 - 285 BC
AE 9 mm, 0.84 g
O: Head of Herakles in lionskin headdress, right
R: Helmeted head of Athena, right
Mysia, Pergamon; cf CNG Cop. 323-324
laney
pergamon_01.jpg
Pergamon AR Diobol25 viewsObv: Head of Heracles r., wearing lion's skin.
Rev: ΠEPΓA - Facing palladium.
Weight: 1.24g
Year: 310-284
Ref: SNG Cop 319
oa
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Philip II Æ1821 viewsPhilip II. 359-336 BC

Unknown Macedonian mint

18mm., 5.38g.

Beardless head of Heracles r. wearing lion skin headdress

ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ: Nude youth on horseback, whipping horse

References:

AAGN
RL
Philippe Arrhidée.jpg
Philip III Arrhidaeus - drachm9 viewsHead of young Heracles right wearing lion's skin
ΦIΛIΠΠOY , Zeus seated left holding eagle
Ginolerhino
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Philip V; Heracles/ two goats13 viewsKings of Macedon, Philip V, 220-179 BC, 21mm, 6.95g. Obv Head of young Heracles right, rev. Two goats seated side by side. BA/F above and beneath. Sear GCVII: 6797. ex areich, photo credit areich1 commentsPodiceps
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Philippi Macedonian Herakles and Tripod28 viewsPhilippi, Macedonia. AE Heracles/tripod Macedonia  \ Philippi 356-350 B.C. AE 17 mm.
OBV: Head of Heracles wearing lion’s skin.
REV.: FILIPPWN, tripod with grain ear to left. 4g, 17.75mm.
Romanorvm
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PHOENICIA, TYRE20 views180 - 192 AD
Civic Issue
Æ 22 mm; 8.72 g
O:Laureate head of Heracles-Melqartht, in aegis
R: ΤΥΡΟΥ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ ΘΤ ΤΥΡ (ΤΥΡ in Ρhoenician)
Tyre mint; Rouvier 2245, BMC 360
laney
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Phoenicia, Tyre10 viewsÆ25, 12.5g, 12h; autonomous civic issue, 2nd - 1st centuries BC.
Obv: Head of Heracles-Melqart right.
Rev: MHTPOΠOΛEΩN, Club surmounted by monogram of Tyre, all within oak wreath.
Reference: RPC II 2066, SNG Copenhagen 338
Notes: jwt
John Anthony
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Phrygia, Kibyra, Herakles / Men, AE1784 viewsAE17, 3.15g
obv: bearded head of Herakles right
rev: KIBVΡATΩN Men standing left with sceptre and patera over altar
BMC -

World Money Fair Berlin 02/09, Peus
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Pisidia_Selge_Heracles_Stag_AE14_1_72g.jpg
Pisidia, Selge, Heracles / Stag, AE1427 views2nd - 1st century BC
14mm, 1.72g
obv: three-quarter facing bust of Herakles right, holding club and wearing lion's skin
rev: ΣEΛ; forepart of stag right, looking back over its shoulder
areich
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Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, AE16, NIKOΠΟΛ ΙΤΩΝ ΠΡC7 viewsAE16
Roman Provincial: Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
16.0mm 2.80gr 8h
O: AνK Λ C CενΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right.
R: NIKOΠΟΛ ΙΤΩΝ ΠΡC; Heracles standing right, strangling Nemean lion.
Nikopolis ad Istrum Mint
AMNG I 1390; Varbanov 2482; Mionnet Supp. II, 416; Kurth Herakles 81.
tiberius/Barry and Darling/Kevin Barry 323591335099
12/24/18 2/12/19
Featured on Wildwinds, February, 2019.
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Prusias II (180-149 BC) Kingdom of Bithynia61 viewsObverse:
Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy

Reverse:
The Centaur Chiron right, playing lyre; wears wreath, and chlamys of animal skin
'BASILEWS PROUSIOU'
HY monogram right.

Diameter: 21mm

Ref: SNG Cop 635, Aulock 255

Notes:
A great healer, astrologer, and respected oracle, Chiron was said to be the first among centaurs and highly revered as a teacher and tutor. Among his pupils were many heroes: Asclepius, Aristaeus, Ajax, Aeneas, Actaeon, Caeneus, Theseus, Achilles, Jason, Peleus, Telamon, Perseus, sometimes Heracles, Oileus, Phoenix, and in one Byzantine tradition, even Dionysos.
Xerxes King of Kings
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Prusias II Herakles54 viewsPrusias II Heracles
Prusias II, Bithynia, 185 - 149 AD, SGCV II 7268; BMC Pontus pg. 210, 6-7
SNG von Aulock 258; Laffaille 429 var. (monogram on reverse); Waddington Recueil, pg. 225, 25.
OBV: head of Prusias II right, wearing a winged diadem
REV: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠΡOΥΣ[IOΥ], (" OF KING PRUSIAS ") Heracles, naked, standing left, holding club in right and lion skin in left

Prusias II, son of Prusias I, inherited his father's name but not his character.
Few mourned his death when he was murdered in the temple of Zeus at Nikomedia. -- Greek Coins and Their Values, by David R. Sear
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Ptolemy I as satrap. Tetradrachm crica 320-319 BC.8 viewsSidon mint, (25mm., 16.83g.) Head of Heracles r., wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Zeus Aëtophoros seated l., holding sceptre; Ξ (date) in left field, ΣI below throne. Price P172 (misdescribed).Ruslan K
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Pyrrhus54 viewsPyrrhus, Syracuse Sicily, AE23, 278-276 BC.
Obverse- Bust of Heracles left, “SURAKOSIWN”.
Reverse- Athena Promachos right with shield and throwing spear, trident in left field.
Calciati 177, 10.5 g.
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Antoninus Pius, Topirus AE2258 viewsobv: Bare head right
rev: Heracles seated left
Struck 138-161 A.D. at Topirus, Thrace under magistrate Fabius Agrippinus
Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Commodus, Herakles fighting Nemean Lion24 viewsCommodus, Hadrianopolis
25mm, 8.85g
AV KAI Λ AVP KOMOΔOC
bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
AΔΡΙΑNOΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Herakles fighting nemean lion
Jarukova 141
1 commentsMichael V
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Diadumenian, Nicopolis ad Istrum, AE2754 viewsobv: Bare head right
rev: Heracles standing facing, head left, holding club and lion's skin
Struck 217-218 at Nicopolis ad Istrum
Moushmov 1362
1 commentsJericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Septimius Severus, Nicopolis AE1726 viewsobv: Laureate head right
rev: Bearded head of Heracles left
Struck 193-211 A.D. at Nicopolis
Moushmov 928
1 commentsJericho
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Roman Empire, CONSTANTINE II, RIC VII 67 Heracles48 viewsCONSTANTINE II AE 3, Emperor AD 337-340, As Caesar AD 317-337
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate draped cuirassed bust right
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS around military camp gate surmounted by two turrets
Star in between. SMHA in exergue Reference: Sear 3948 var., RIC VII 67
AE3, 2.6 grams, 19.44 mm
NORMAN K
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Roman Empire, Gordian III, AE As, Rome mint, struck 241-244 AD30 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG. Laureate and draped bust right
VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, S - C. Heracles standing right
RIC 309; Cohen 406
dupondius
maxentius_rom_208var_#1.jpg
Roman Empire, Maxentius, RIC VI, Rome 208 var.83 viewsMaxentius, AD 306-312, son of Maximian
AE - Follis, 24.52, 6.1g
Rome, 4th officina, AD 308-310
obv. IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG
laureate head, r.
rev. CONSERV - VRB SVAE
Hexastyle temple with Roma std. within, holding sceptre and small Victory on globe, shield beside(?);
architrave decorated with wave-line and dots; as l. acroterion a wreath, as r. acroterion a male figure with
long torch; pediment decorated with a group of 4 figures: The l. figure in the centre Jupiter, stg. facing,
holding sceptre in l. hand and r. hand extended, the r. figure Heracles, resting on club with r. hand and l.
hand extended, in the l. angle the upper part of the body of a river-god; in the r. angle the upper part of
the body of Sol, radiate, r., l. hand extended.
in ex. RBQ
Ref. RIC VI, Rome 208 var.; Failmezger no.127iM3, notes 179, 183; C. cf. 34; Drost, Monayage de Maxence,
p.310, nr.93, 5th emission, pic. 89d/3 (this coin!)
about VF, weak strike on upper right obv. and lower right rev.
Pedigree:
ex Failmezger coll.

Unlisted and interesting variation of RIC 208
Jochen
Postumus Ant1.jpg
Roman, Postumus281 viewsPostumus Antoninian, struck 260-261 AD at Lugdunum mint.
Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: HERC DEVSONIENSI, Hercules standing right, leaning on club, holding bow and lion's skin.
Ø 20-21.5 mm, 4.44 g.
RIC 64
1 commentsPscipio
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RPC - Asia Minor, Bithynia, Nicaea, Faustina II, Heracles Lion12 viewsFaustina II
BITHYNIA. Nicaea.
Faustina II (Augusta, 147-175)
Obv: ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH, Draped bust of Faustina right.
Rev: ΝΙΚΑΙEΩΝ, Nude Herakles reclining left, on lion walking right; Herakles holding club and playing with small Eros.
AE, 14.31 g, 28 mm
Ref.: RPC onine 5530. (double die match with specimen 3)
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sagalassus001a4 viewsElagabalus
Sagalassus, Pisidia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝ[ΟϹ ϹƐΒ], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ϹΑΓΑΛΑ-ϹϹƐΩΝ, Heracles nude advancing right, raising club and holding Hydra of Lerna by one of its heads.
33 mm, 12.87 gms

RPC Online 5861; SNG France 1808; von Aulock 5178.

From Saint Paul Antiques Auction 19, lot 441
Charles M
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Saitta; Demos/ Heracles leaning on club; AE 187 viewsLydia, Saitta. pseudo-autonomous, 2nd century A.D. 18mm, 3.8g. ΔHMOC; bust of youthful Demos right. CAITTH-NΩN; Heracles standing facing leaning on club and holding lion’s skin. BMC 11; Lindgren/ Kovacs 788. Ex Roland Müller collection & areich; photo credit areichPodiceps
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Sardis - AE 156 viewsc. 2nd - 1st Century BC
laureate and draped bust of young Heracles right
Apollo standing left, holding branch and bird - all within wreath
ΣAPΔIANΩN
ΛYΓ / AΣ __ MHNO / PONHΣ
SNGCop 492v
6,42g
Johny SYSEL
SeleucusII_zpsceb33a39.jpg
Seleucid, Seleucus II26 viewsSardis Mint
246-226 BC , AE
Head of Heracles in lion skin headdress/ Apollo seated left, holding bow and arrow. MYHP in left field, QE in right field
SC 657.8
2 commentsDarkRain
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Seleucus I Nicator. AR tetradrachm. 311-295 BC. 8 viewsEcbatana mint. (17.0 g.; 29 mm.) Head of young Heracles right, wearing lionskin headdress / Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter; in left field monogram, anchor, and forepart of grazing horse; below throne, a second monogram. HGC 9, 12k. SC 204.3. Russel K
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Selge, Pisidia13 viewsAE13, 2.47g., 300-190 BC.
Obv.: Bust of Heracles right.
Rev.: Thunderbolt and bow; Σ E Λ.
Reference: SNG von Aulock 5288, SNG France 1979.
Notes: EF, ex-M&M Numismatics.
John Anthony
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Selge, Pisidia, Heracles / thunderbolt, AE1330 viewsAE13, 2.4g
obv: head of Heracles right
rev: thunderbolt
areich
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Septimius Severus -as colonial, Nicopolis9 viewsAnv: Sept. Severus - Rev: Heracles
scarce
antvwala
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Septimius Severus, Markianopolis, Hercules wrestling the Nemean lion, AE1833 viewsAE18, 3.62g
obv: laureate and draped bust right
rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, naked Heracles, standing left, strangling the Nemean lion
1 commentsareich
sev26.jpg
Severus II, RIC VI 26a Heracles8 viewsSeverus II AE follis
Obverse: FL VAL SEVERVS NOB CAES, laureate bust right
Reverse: GENIO POPLI ROMANI, Genius standing left with chalmys, cornucopia & pouring liquid from patera.
HTB in ex. Heraclea mint, 27.8 mm., 9.1 g.
NORMAN K
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Sicily, Syracuse. Pyrrhus (Circa 278-275 BC)32 viewsAE 23mm, 11.43 g

Obverse: Head of Heracles l., wearing lion's headdress; in r. field, cornucopiae.

Rev. Athena Promachos standing r., holding spear and shield; in l. field, thunderbolt.

SNG Copenhagen 811. Calciati 177.

Pyrrhus was king of the Greek tribe of Molossians (west coast of Greece) and later became king of Epirus. One of the greatest military commanders of the ancient world, Pyrrhus took a large army to southern Italy at the behest of the Greek colony of Tarentum in their war against Rome. With his superior cavalry, deadly phalanx, and 20 elephants, Pyrrhus defeated the Romans in a succession of battles but at great cost. After a victory at Apulia (279 BC) where Pyrrhus lost 3,500 men including many officers, he famously commented that, "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined." It is from this semi-legendary event that the term Pyrrhic victory originates.

In 278 BC, the Greek cities in Sicily asked Pyrrhus to help drive out Carthage, which along with Rome was one of the two great powers of the Western Mediterranean. While successful, his request for manpower and money from the Sicilians for a fleet to blockade Carthage’s final stronghold was met with resistance, forcing Pyrrhus to proclaim a military dictatorship of Sicily and install military garrisons in Sicilian cities. These actions were deeply unpopular and with Sicily growing increasingly hostile to Pyrrhus, he abandoned Sicily and returned to Italy to fight another inconclusive battle against the Romans. Pyrrhus soon ended his campaign in Italy and returned to Epirus.

In 274 BC he captured the Macedonian throne in a battle against Antigonus Gonatus II. But two years later while storming the city of Argos, Pyrrhus was killed in a confused battle at night in the narrow city streets. While fighting an Argive soldier, the soldier's mother, who was watching from a rooftop, threw a tile which knocked Pyrrhus from his horse and broke part of his spine, paralyzing him. His death was assured after a soldier beheaded his motionless body.

Athena Promachos ("Athena who fights in the front line") was a colossal bronze statue of Athena. Erected around 456 BC in Athens, the Athena Promachos likely memorialized the Persian Wars. The very first specific archaistic Athena Promachos coin image was depicted on coins that were issued by Alexander the Great in 326 BC. Ten years later, the Athena Promachos appeared on coins issued by Ptolemy in Alexandria. Pyrrhus' alliance with Ptolemy (I and II) and admiration of Alexander the Great (they were second cousins) undoubtedly inspired the design of this coin with Heracles on obverse (like Alexander's coins) and Athena Promachos on the reverse.
2 commentsNathan P
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Taras (Tarentum), Calabria23 views380-325 B.C.
Silver diobol
0.91 g, 13 mm
Obverse: head of Athena right wearing crested helmet decorated with hippocamp
Reverse: Heracles nude standing right, strangling the Nemean lion with neck grip, club left, [TAΡANTINΩN] right, K between legs
Taras mint
Sear 351var;
BMC Italy p. 206, 358var
Jaimelai
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Taras diobol16 viewsCALABRIA. Taras. Ca. 325-280 BC. AR diobol (1.09 gm).
Head of Heracles facing slightly to the left, wearing lion-skin headdress / Heracles standing right, strangling the Nemean lion. HN Italy 977. SNG Copenhagen 995. Vlasto 1349. Toned. Somewhat weakly struck, but otherwise Extremely Fine.
1 commentsLeo
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Taras, Athena / Heracles strangling the Nemean lion, AR1222 viewsAR12, 1.0g
obv: head of Athena right in crested helmet
rev: [TARAN], Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion
areich
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Taras, Calabria114 viewsCALABRIA. Tarentum. Ca. 280-228. AR diobol (0.97 gm).
Head of Athena left, wearing crested helmet decorated with Scylla / Infant Heracles strangling snakes; thunderbolt in exergue. HN Italy 1068. SNG ANS 1473. Obverse somewhat off-center, but otherwise Extremely Fine.
3 commentsLeo
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Taras; diobol; Athena/ Heracles abusing the Nemean lion12 viewsTaras, Calabria, Italy, c. 325 - 280 B.C., diobol. Silver diobol, SGCV I 351, HN Italy 976, VF, Taras mint, 1.040g, 10.7mm, 0o, c. 325 - 280 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right in crested helmet; reverse [ΤΑΡΑΝ], Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion. Ex FORVM & areich, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Termessos Major, Heracles, AE31 25 views31mm, 12.3g
obv: laureate head of Zeus right
rev: Heracles

more detailed desription later
areich
imitation_of_Thasos.jpg
Thasos imitative - AR tetradrachm32 viewslower Dunabe region
120-10 BC
head of young Dionysos right with ivy wreath
nude Heracles left holding club, lion skin over shoulder
HPAKΛEOYΣ / ΣΩTHPOΣ
M
ΘAΣIΩN
Prokopov, Silberprägung group XII; cf. SNG Copenhagen 1046.
16,14g
Johny SYSEL
1365_Celts_Thasos.jpg
Thasos imitative - AR tetradrachm21 viewslower Dunabe region
120-10 BC
head of young Dionysos right with ivy wreath
nude Heracles facing holding club, lion skin over shoulder
illegible lugend (HPAKΛEOYΣ / ΣΩTHPOΣ / ΘAΣIΩN)
Dembski 1524-1525; OTA Class IV.
ex Rauch
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Thasos, Thrace Tetradrachm56 viewsHead of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy

HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ
Heracles standing facing, head left, right hand resting on club, lion skin in left
Monogram in left field

34mm, 16.82g
Thasos
c. 148-90/80 BC
SNG Copenhagen 1040

ex-ANE

"Hercules is the savior of the people of Thasos!"
3 commentsJay GT4
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Thrace , Mesambria 175-125Bc. NGC CH VF 5/5 4/513 viewsTetradrachm 16.38gm.
Types of Alexander III .Obv Heracles Rev. Zeus
Britanikus
Kings_of_Thrace,_Lysimachos,_305-281_BC,_AR-Drachm,_Heracles,_Zeus,_BAS,_Price_L19,_Abydos,_305-297_BC,_Q-001,_0h,_17mm,_4,18g-s.jpg
Thrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, (305-281 B.C.), Price L19, Abydos, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #161 viewsThrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, (305-281 B.C.), Price L19, Abydos, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #1
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing a lion skin headdress.
reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ, ΛYΣIMAXOY, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on the outstretched right hand, scepter in the left hand, lion-forepart left, are the left field above the monogram, beneath the throne head right wearing a Phrygian cap.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0mm, weight: 4,18g, axes: 0h,
mint: Thrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, Abydos mint, date: 299/298- 297/296 B.C.,
ref: Price L19, Thompson 67, Müller 17,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans
Kings_of_Thrace,_Lysimachos,_305-281_BC,_AR-Drachm,_Heracles,_Zeus,_BAS,_Price_L28,_Colophon,_301-297_BC,_Q-001,_0h,_16,4-17mm,_4,17g-s.jpg
Thrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, (305-281 B.C.), Price L28, Colophone (uncertain), AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #174 viewsThrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, (305-281 B.C.), Price L28, Colophone (uncertain), AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #1
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing a lion skin headdress.
reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ, ΛYΣIMAXOY, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on the outstretched right hand, scepter in the left hand, lion-forepart over the crescent are the left field, pentagram beneath the throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:16,4-17,0mm, weight: 4,17g, axes: 0h,
mint: Thrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, Colophone (uncertain) mint, date: 323 - 281 B.C.,
ref: Price L28,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
Kings_of_Thrace,_Lysimachos,_305-281_BC,_AR-Drachm,_Heracles,_Zeus,_BAS,_Price_L29,_Magnesia_ad_Maeandrum,_305-297_BC,_Q-001,_0h,_17,5-18,7mm,_4,14g-s.jpg
Thrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, (305-281 B.C.), Price L29, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #165 viewsThrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, (305-281 B.C.), Price L29, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #1
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing a lion skin headdress.
reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ, ΛYΣIMAXOY, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on the outstretched right hand, scepter in the left hand, lion-forepart left, are the left field, A beneath the throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,5-18,7mm, weight: 4,17g, axes: 0h,
mint: Thrace, Kings, Macedonian, Lysimachos, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, date: 305 - 281 B.C.,
ref: Price L29,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Thrace, Topirus, Antoninus Pius19 viewsAntoninus Pius
Thrace, Topirus
Obv.: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Τ ΑΙΛ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC, laureate head right, countermark on neck
Rev.: ΕΠΙ ΦΑΒ ΑΓΡΙΠΠΕΙΝΟΥ ΤΟΠΕΙΡΕΙΤΩΝ, Hercules seated left on rock draped with lion skin
AE, 6.17g, 23.05mm
Ref.: Varbanov III 2668
Ex FORVM (2013), Ex Helios Numsimatik (2011)
shanxi
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Thraco-Getae, Imitating types of Alexander the Great, AR Drachm.36 viewsObv. Stylized head of young Heracles right in lion skin headdress
Rev. Stylized Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle & scepter, amphora in left field.
BMC Celtic 215. Kostial 896.
16mm,.2,76g _sold :o(((
Antonivs Protti
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Thyateira; AE13, Head of Herakles right/ Eagle standing left, head right8 viewsLydia, Thyatira. Roman Imperial Times 2nd-3rd century AD, AE 14.5mm 2.45g) Bearded head of Heracles right, ΘVATEIPHNΩN; Eagle standing left, head right. SNG Von Aulock 3207; SNG Copenhagen 585 var. (eagle r., head l.); Ex Gert Boersema, photo credit Gert BoersemaPodiceps
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Thyateira; Heracles / wreath. 7 viewsThyateira, Lydia, Heracles / wreath. Obverse: laureate bust of bearded Heracles right. Reverse: THYATEIPHNWN in wreath. SNG Aulock 8273 SNG Leypold -. Ex Sayles & LavenderPodiceps
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Topirus Antoninus Pius Fabius Agrippinus (148AD)197 viewsTopirus

Antoninus Pius

AE 23 7.0g

Gaius Fabius Agrippinus (by the end of 148AD)

Obv: [AVT K T AI AΔPI ANTΩNINOC]
Bare head right
Rev: EΠI ΦAB AΓ[PIΠΠEINOV ]T[OΠEIP]EITΩN
Naked Heracles seated left on a rock, right hand outstretched on butt of club, left arm at side

Countermark on obverse Howgego #621- “The reading of this monogram is uncertain. Mar(cus) Ant(oninus) or Mar(cus) Aur(elius) Ant(oninus)”

Cf. BMC 3; cf. Varbanov (E) III 2659 (depicted, but different die); cf. Mionnet Supp. II p. 500 #1751
1 commentsPetrus Elmsley
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Velia, Lucania; AE15; Head of Herakles left/ owl r. with open wings69 viewsVelia, Lucania, 4th - 2nd century B.C. AE 15mm, 4.1g; Obv: Head of Hercules left, wearing lion skin. Rev: Owl standing right, facing; open wings. Cf Mangieri 186 var; Sallusto 1104 var. (both Heracles facing right); Wildwinds has similar specimen with Herakles left as Mangieri 186 var. Podiceps
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VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, Hercules, RIC IV 9522 viewsGordian III, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D. Silver antoninianus, Rome mint, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, Hercules, naked, standing right, resting right hand on club set on rock, lion skin beside club; RSC IV 404, RIC IV 95.Podiceps
   
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