Ancient Coins: GREEK SILVER: Thessaly, Herakleia Trachinia, ex: Weber

Thessaly, Herakleia Trachinia,  ex: Weber
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Thessaly, Herakleia Trachinia, ex: Weber

AR Obol, 0.95g.  10mm.  c.370 B.C. Lion's head to right. Rev. Club; ivy leaf below.  BMC 1. Traite IV, 447.  Rare and the best quality example from the BCD collection. 

Herakleia was founded by Sparta in 426 and passed in and out of Spartan control until it was ceded by Jason of Pherai to the Oitaians during a conflict. The nearby town of Trachis was re-named Herakleia and probably absorbed by Herakleia around the time of the foundation of that city by the Spartans.

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Sir Hermann Weber collection, # 2812 and noted as  purchased from Jean P,  Lambros in 1887.
Ex: Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich, Auction 1, 1989, lot 152.
Ex: BCD Collection, Nomos, Zurich, Auction 4, May 10, 2011, lot 1060.

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