Herakleia,Lucania Diobol 380 - 281 BC

Obv: Head of Athena right. Rev: Herakles strangling lion. Metal: Silver 1.2 grams, 11 mm diameter. Condition: VF.

History of Herakleia

Located in the in-step of the Italian boot geography. A Greek colony of Taras estalished in 433 BC. Later became the location of the general assembly of the Italian Greeks before being taken over by the Romans in 272 BC.