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LYCCEIUS SILVER TETRADRACHM – EXCEPTIONAL RENDERING OF HERACLES KILLING THE NEMEAN LION – CHOICE AU NGC GRADED GREEK PAEONIAN KINGDOM COIN (Inv. 11544)

$ 1,875.00

PAEONIAN KINGDOM.  KING LYCCEIUS, ca. 359/6-335 BC.
Silver Tetradrachm, 12.65 g., 23 mm.
Obv. Lareate head of Zeus right, within dotted border.
Rev. ΛΥΚΚEΙΟΥ, Heracles, nude, wrestling with the Nemean lion, bow and quiver below.
SNG ANS 1019; Paeonian hoard 63.
NGC graded AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, a wonderful high relief depiction of Heracles’  first and greatest labor, the killing of the Nemean lion that earned his famous lion-skin cape.