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Ancient Coinage of Arcadia, Heraia


Heraia or Heraea was located on the Alpheios river, a few miles SW of Loutra, Gortynia in the western Peloponese, Greece. Modern-day Iraia is named after it.
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BCD 1354Heraia, Arkadia, AR hemidrachm, 2.21 g, ca 480-475 BC. Archaic head of Hera right, wearing stephane and earring / ERA (retrograde), dotted lines above and below, all within incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos 1354 (this coin); Jameson 2110.TextImage
BCD 1357Heraia, Arkadia, AR obol, 0.91 g, 5th-4th centuries BC. Archaic head of Artemis left, bow before / Large E, H to left, RA upwards to right (R retrograde). BCD Peloponnesos 1357; BMC 15.TextImage
BCD 1359Heraia, Arkadia, AR trihemiobol, 1.46 ca. 490.450 BC. Helmeted head of Athena left / ERA downwards to right of three Es (mark of value) arranged two back to back and one above, two ivy leaves in left field. BCD (LHS sale) 1359 (this coin); Imhoof, MG 209.TextImage
BCD 1360Heraia, Arkadia, AE Dichalkon, 14 mm, 2.17 g, ca 380-350 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Large H with four dots around it. BCD Peloponnesos 1360; Hoover HGC 838.TextImage
BCD 1361Heraia, Arcadia, AE dichalkon, 15mm, 2.76 g, ca. 380-350 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Large H. BCD Peloponnesos 1361-1362; Hoover HGC 838.TextImage
BCD 1363Heraia, Arkadia, AE Dichalkon, 14 mm, 2.49 g, ca 380-350 BC. Helmeted head of Athena left / Large H with four dots around it. BCD Peloponnesos 1363.TextImage
BCD 1365, 3Heraia, Arkadia, AE Dichalkon 14 mm; 2.19g. 380-350 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Large H with a dot in the upper section and a dot in the lower section. BCD Peloponnesos 1365-3.TextImage
BCD 1365, 4Heraia, Arkadia, AE Dichalkon 14 mm; 2.19g. 380-350 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Large H; bow to right. BCD Peloponnesos 1365-4; Traité III 1022; Pozzi 4335.TextImage
BMC 1Heraia, Arkadia, AR Hemidrachm, 14mm, 2.99 g, ca 500-495 BC. Veiled head of Hera left, wearing stephane and beaded necklace / ER in a dotted square, all within incuse square. BCD 1350; BMC 1; Jameson 2109; Weber 4279 (this coin).TextImage
BMC 9Heraia, Arkadia, AR obol, 0.91 g, ca 500-495 BC. Veiled head of Hera left, wearing stephane and beaded necklace / ER in a dotted square, all within incuse square. BCD 1353; BMC 9; Traité I, 1220; Pozzi 4325 (this coin).TextImage
BMC 10Heraia, Arkadia, AR hemidrachm, 2.65 g, ca 470 BC. Head of Hera right, wearing stephane and earring, hair in a queue behind her head / ERA, a dotted line above and below, all within incuse square. BMC 10; BCD Peloponnesos 1355 (this coin); Traite I, 1221; Rhousopolos Coll. 2805.TextImage
BMC 13Heraia, Arkadia, AR obol, 11 mm, 0.75 g, ca 470 BC. Head of Artemis left, bow before head / ERA upwards to left of large E. BMC 13; BCD Peloponnesos 1356.TextImage
BMC 14Heraia, Arkadia, AR obol, 9 mm, 0.70 g, ca 470 BC. Head of Artemis left / H-RA to left and right of large E (R retrograde), two ivy leaves in left field. BMC 14; BCD Peloponnesos 1358.TextImage
BMC 15Heraia, Arkadia, AR obol, 0.98 g, 5th-4th centuries BC. Archaic head of Artemis left, bow before / Large E, H to left, RA upwards to right (R retrograde). BCD Peloponnesos 1157; BMC 15.TextImage
BMC 16Heraia, Arkadia, AR obol, 11.5 mm, 0.94 g, 5th-4th centuries BC. Young Pan, naked, standing right, left foot on rock, right hand on hip, left elbow on his knee and holding sceptre set on ground with left hand / H-R to left and right of head of Artemis left, all within incuse square. BMC 16; Traité III, 1011; Imhoof MG 203.TextImage
BMC 17Heraia, Arkadia, AE tetrachalkon, 17 mm, 4.32 g, 4th c. BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / H to left of Artemis kneeling right, holding bow. BMC 17; SNG Cop. 238.TextImage
BMC 164Heraia, Arkadia as part of the Achaean league, AE tetrachalkon, 21mm, 4.68 g. 191-146 BC. QEOX-ENOS to left and right of Zeus, standing left, naked, holding Nike and sceptre / ACAIWN HRAIEWN, Achaia seated left, holding wreath and sceptre. BMC 164; Clerk 71.TextImage
Pozzi 4329Heraia, Arkadia, AR obol, 0.85 g, ca 350 BC. Head of Artemis left, hair in a knot on top of her head, wearing earring, quiver at shoulder / Large H with a bow behind it. BCD Peloponnesos 1366; Pozzi 4329 (this coin); Traité III, 1014.TextImage
Traite 1226Heraia, Arkadia, AR Hemiobol, 0.42 g, ca 420 BC. Archaic head of Zeus left, with pointed beard / A-R to left and right of archaic head of Despoina right, wearing cap. Traité III, 1226.TextImage
Williams 12Heraia, Arkadia, AR hemidrachm, 2.82 g, ca 480-470 BC. Veiled head of Hera left, wearing stephane and beaded necklace / ERA in a dotted square, all within incuse square. Williams 12 in ANS MN XVI.TextImage

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