MOESIA INFERIOR.NIKOPOLIS AD ISTRUM.Macrianus AD 217-218.AE.28mm~~~Herakles 2nd labour slaying of the Lernaean Hydra.

Ancient Coins - MOESIA INFERIOR.NIKOPOLIS AD ISTRUM.Macrianus AD 217-218.AE.28mm~~~Herakles 2nd labour slaying of the Lernaean Hydra.
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MOESIA INFERIOR.NIKOPOLIS AD ISTRUM.Macrianus AD 217-218.AE. ( 11.31g, 28mm, 6h )
AV K M OΠΕΛ CEV-H MAKPINOC AV, laurate and bearded bust right of Macrinus.
Reverse.VΠ CTA ΛΟΝΓΙΝΟΥ Ν(IK)OΠΟ(ΛΙΤΩΝ) ΠΡΟC ICT, Herakles standing left clubbing with right hand the Lernaean Hydra that he holds in left hand.
Struck by the legate Statius Longinus.
Pick.-
Good very fine / about very fine. Reverse pitted. Rare reverse type.


Note that the Lernaean Hydra according to Greek Mythology had nine heads, the die engraver appears to have miscounted the heads as he depicts the Hydra here with only eight heads.
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