Roman silver coin, AIOLIS, Kyme tetradrachm circa 150-145 AD, early style. Diademed head of the Amazon Kyme, foundress of the city r. Rev. KUMAIWN Horse standing right, left foreleg arched high in the air; below, eagle on thunderbolt and on exergual line, one-handled jug. In exergue, HRAKLEIDHS. The whole within oak-wreath. Reference: SNG Copenhahen 105. Oakley 64 (this obverse die), Seaby 4183 VAR
Heracleidas was the only Cymean magistrate to add a subsidiary symbol, the eagle on thunderbolt, on his coinage. Oakley noted that the eagle was one of the civic symbols, found on earlier coinage of Cyme.
Condition: Extremely Fine
Provenance: Private Chicago Collection