Ancient Greek bronze coin struck during the 1st century AD, minted in Thyateira
Ancient Greek bronze coin struck during the 1st century AD, minted in the city of Thyateira in Lydia, 3.9grams, 17mm diameter; obverse: bearded head of Heracles right; reverse: Pelekys (double-headed axe) with the name of the city in Greek; the pelekys (also known as a bipennis in Latin) was a symbol of Tyrimnus, a Lydian hero that was worshipped at this city. Local festival games were held in his honour. RPC: I 2379. Very fine condition. Sharply struck with a greenish patina and a finely engraved portrait of Heracles.