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Lot 50

Estimate: 500 EUR   |   Starting price: 300 EUR Price realized: 1'350 EUR
ILLYRIEN. HERAKLEIA. Bronze, 350-320. Denomination B. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev: HPAK. Bow and club. HGC 6, 5. 6,70g. Very rare. Very fine.
The precice location of the obscure city of Herakleia is unknown. Although attempts have been made to associate it with sites in mainland Illyria or the island of Melaina Korkyra, coin finds suggest that the city was in fact located on the island of Pharos. It is usually assumed that Herakleia was one of several Adriatic colonies associated with Dionysios I of Syracuse, but this is uncertain. Little else is known about Herakleia aside from its recognition as a Greek city in the fourth century BC and ist production of coins around the same time. (HGC). This coin type rarely appears in the market and for the first time in this denomination. Ex stock K. Kress (Munich coin dealer).

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