Nommos of Herakleia with head of Athena

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 330 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Herakleia

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 7.77 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

1987.290

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet ornamented with Scylla, who holds stone in her right hand.
In front: inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Herakles leaning to right choking the Nemean lion who is trying to bite him.
At left, club. Below: one-handled vase.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; by 1965: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel and Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich (auction of the Walter Niggeler Collection, part 1, Malzgasse 25, Basel, December 3-4, lot 41); by 1987: with Bank Leu AG, In Gassen 20, Zurich, Switzerland (auction 42, Hotel Savoy-Baur en Ville, Zurich, May 12, 1987, lot 42); purchased by MFA from Bank Leu A.G., June 24, 1987

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour