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ID:     591712
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     BITHYNIA
City:     Heracleia Pontica
Issuer:     Time of Gordian III
Date Ruled:     AD 238-244
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Medallion
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 238-244
Diameter:     36 mm
Weight:     27.35 g
Obverse Legend:     TON KTICTAN
Obverse Description:     Bearded bust of Herakles right, lion's skin tied around neck, holding club over right shoulder
Reverse Legend:     HΡAKL-EΩΤA-N (sic) ΠΟΝΤΩ
Reverse Description:     Herakles and the capture of Kerberos. Herakles, nude, standing right, head turned back to left, holding club in left hand with lion's skin draped over left arm and pulling Kerberos by chain in right hand; before, statuette of Hera on cippus
Primary Reference:     Rec Gen 70
Reference2:     Voegtli 6k (same reverse die)
Reference3:     BMC -
Reference4:     SNG VA -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, green patina, light smoothing in reverse field
Notes:     Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1712 Very rare