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ID:     76000061
Type:     Greek
Region:     LUCANIA
City:     Heraclea
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Double Unit
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 3rd-1st century
Weight:     7.54 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΩΝ
Obverse Description:     Two figures of Herakles standing facing, each holding patera, club, and lion skin
Reverse Description:     Athena standing facing, holding spear and patera, from which she sacrifices over lit altar to left; to right, torches with crosspieces above shield
Primary Reference:     Van Keuren 166
Reference2:     HN Italy 1447
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF, dark green-brown patina
Notes:     Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 61 Rare. From the James E. Cain Collection.