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ID:     77000027
Type:     Greek
Region:     BRUTTIUM
City:     Kroton
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Nomos
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 400-325
Weight:     7.76 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Description:     Head of Hera Lakinia facing slightly right, wearing stephane decorated with central palmette flanked by two griffins
Reverse Legend:     ΚΡΟ−ΤΩΝΙ−[ΑΤ]ΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Herakles Epitrapezios: young Herakles, nude, holding cup in extended right hand, club in left, reclining left on lion skin draped over rock; bow below
Primary Reference:     Attianese 136
Reference2:     HN Italy 2167 corr. (ethnic)
Reference3:     SNG ANS 374 (same dies)
Reference4:     SNG Lloyd 616 (same dies); SNG Ashmolean 1521 (same dies)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, toned, minor roughness
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 27 Struck from artistic dies. From Collection C.G. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 63 (21 May 2003), lot 64; Leu 20 (25-26 April 1978), lot 18 @ 15,400 Sfr.The type of Herakles Epitrapezios (lit. "Herakles at the table") shows the hero reclining in the midst of his labors, enjoying a relaxing cup of wine. Phyllis Lehmann, in Statues on coins of Southern Italy and Sicily in the classical period (New York: H. Bittner & Co., 1946), makes a connection between the coin type and a series of later statues in the manner of Lysippos, linking both to a common source, probably an earlier statue at the temple of Hera Lakinia at Kroton, one of the most prominant sanctuaries in Italy