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ID:     737511
Type:     Greek
Region:     LUCANIA
City:     Heraclea
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Drachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC circa 281-278
Diameter:     16 mm
Weight:     3.82 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     Head of Athena facing slightly right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone; monogram under left helmet crest
Reverse Description:     Owl standing right on olive branch, head facing; to left, club above; uncertain magistrate's name to right
Mint:     Heraclea
Primary Reference:     Van Keuren 117 (same dies)
Reference2:     SNG ANS 81 var. (no |- below club)
Reference3:     HN Italy 1414
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF
Notes:     The example of this coin in Van Keuren is struck such that he does not list a magistrate's name for this issue. This specimen, though, definitely shows indistinct letters in the field where a magistrate's name appears on concurrent issues (cf. Van Keuren 119-120 and 122).