CVC & Collectibles presents this 281-50 BC Lucania Heraclea AR Stater, certified by NGC as Choice Very Fine. Lucania, a captivating historical region in Southern Italy, was once the homeland of the Lucani, Oscan people. This coin hails from a land steeped in history, stretching from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Gulf of Taranto and bordering other great regions like Samnium, Campania, Apulia, and Bruttium. During the time of the Pyrrhic War, where the king of Epirus, who had been asked by the people of the Greek city of Tarentum in southern Italy to help them in their war against the Romans.
On the obverse of this intriguing coin, you’ll discover a depiction of Athena facing right, adorned with Skylla hurling a stone. Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, and inspiration. This ancient relic not only showcases the artistry of its time but also carries the echoes of a rich and vibrant past. Reverse depicts Herakles standing facing, holding club in his right hand and bow and arrow in his left; lion skin draped over his left arm; owl standing to right in upper left field
With its NGC certification guaranteeing its Choice Very Fine condition, this Lucania Heraclea AR Stater offers you a tangible connection to the enigmatic Lucanian culture and the historical tapestry of Southern Italy. Whether you’re a numismatist or a history enthusiast, this coin is an invitation to explore the heritage of Lucania and the ancient world it represents. Don’t miss the chance to own a piece of ancient history.
- Metal: Silver
- Grade: Choice Very Fine
- Time period: 281-250 BC Lucania, Heraclea
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