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Herakles

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Seleukos I, 312-281 B.C.

AR Tetradrachm, 17.08g. 28mm. Seleukia in Pieria mint, c.300 B.C. Head of Herakles to right wearing lion's skin. Rev. Zeus enthroned to left holding scepter and wreath-bearing nike; K P below; monogram in field to left; Greek inscription, "King Seleukos"  SC 29.1b.  WSM 893. Houghton 401.  Fine style and struck in high relief. Toned.

Seleukos founded the port city of Seleukia in Pieria on April 23, 300 according to a 6th century chronicle by Jophn Malalas.  The city was later the site of Seleukos' tomb and posthumous cult ( See SC, vol. 1, p. 23). 

Provenance/Pedigree
Ex: Spink, Zurich, Auction 20, October 6, 1986, lot 334.

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Extremely Fine $4,500.00
Thrace, Kallatis
AE 19, 4.09g. 2nd century A.D. Laureate head of Herakles to left. Rev. Kybele seated to left. AMNG 293. Brown patina. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $425.00
Korkyra, Roman Republican Administration

AE 19, 7.42g. Roman Republican administration, c.229-49 B.C. magistrate: Philon. Head of Herakles to right wearing lion's skin. Rev. Prow of ship to right; magistrate's name and monogram above. SNG Evelpidis 1976–80. SNG Copenhagen 237; HGC 6, 8. Olive patina with some light encrustation deposits on reverse

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: CNG, Mail Bid 39, March 30, 1994, lot 113.

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good Very Fine $350.00
Lydia, Philadelphia
AE 17, 3.06g. c.100-150 A.D. Laureate head of Herakles to right with lion's skin tied around neck. Rev. Bunch of grapes. BMC 36. SNG COP_. SNG von Aulock_. KlM_. some light cleaning marks in field. Dark brown patina. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine/Very Fine $250.00
Cappadocia, Caesarea-Eusebia.

AE 22, 6.71g. Time of Archelaos, 36 B.C.-17 A.D. Dated year 25=12/11 B.C. Head of Herakles with lion's skin and club to right. Rev. Temple with four columns and three figures on pediment. RPC 3613. RPC on line 3613.14(this coin). BMC 3. Reddish-brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Hauck and Aufhaüser, Munich, Auction 19, March 21, 2006, lot 199.

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $575.00

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