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Electronic Auction 540

Lot nuber 15

BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 400-325 BC. AR Triobol (11mm, 1.02 g, 6h). Fine.

Electronic Auction 540
Lot: 15.
 Estimated: $ 100

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 110. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 400-325 BC. AR Triobol (11mm, 1.02 g, 6h). Head of female right; olive spray behind neck / The Herakliskos Drakonopnigon: the Infant Herakles, nude, crouching facing on rock, head left, strangling a serpent in each hand. Attianese 166; HN Italy 2158. Toned, traces of find patina, roughness, light marks. Fine. Very rare, one of only two examples in CoinArchives.

Ex Bertolami Fine Arts E109 (9 January 2022), lot 91.

The figure of Herakliskos Drakonopnigon was depicted in Greek art from the first half of the 5th century BC and represents an important event in the early life of the Greek hero. The birth of Herakles, son of Zeus and Alkmene, enraged Zeus’ wife Hera, who tried to kill the infant by sending two serpents to strangle the sleeping baby in his crib. The following morning, the nurse discovered Herakles playing with the serpents’ lifeless bodies: he had strangled one in each hand.

Closing Date and Time: 14 June 2023 at 10:04:40 ET.

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