ERYTHRAE ELECTRUM HECTE ( HEKTE ) – HEAD OF HERCULES WITH LION SKIN – CHOICE AU NGC GRADED GREEK IONIA COIN (Inv. 15866)
IONIA. ERYTHRAE. Ca. 550-500 BC.
Electrum hecte ( hekte ), 2.52 g, 11 mm.
Obv. Head of Heracles wearing the lion skin to left, V-shaped ornaments above the lion’s forehead.
Rev. Quadripartite incuse square.
SNG Kayhan 737-738; SNG von Aulock 1942; Pozzi 2373-2375.
NGC graded as CHOICE AU Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, some planchet cracks, with an impressive head of Heracles in a neat archaic style.