Bithynia, Herakleia Pontika


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Dionysios, tyrant, 337-305 BC. AR stater, 9.82 gr., 23.5 mm.

Obv: youthful head of Dionysos to the left, wearing ivy wreath, filleted thyrsos over shoulder.

Rev: [Δ]ΙΟΝΥΣΙΟΥ; Herakles standing to the left erecting trophy, nude but for lion skin draped over left arm and sword in scabbard suspended from baldric slung over shoulder; below: ram’s head.

Ref: BMC 25; SNG BM Black Sea 1612; HGC 7, 501. 12h. Ex Brusale 3 (2011), lot 40; ex a French private collection.
Old cabinet tone. Very fine.