Ancient Coinage of Macedonia, Heracleia Sintica

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SNG Cop 185Heracleia Sintica, 1st century BC. AE15, Time of Trajan. 3.3 gr. HEΡAKΛEΩTΩN, Macedonian shield / EΠI CTΡ-YMONI above and beneath club. SNG Cop 185; AMNG III/2, 1. Paunov Type A. TextFull Size
SNG Cop 185 (2)Heracleia Sintica, 1st century BC. AE15, Time of Trajan. 3.10 gr. HEΡAKΛEΩTΩN, Macedonian shield / EΠI CTΡ-YMONI above and beneath club. SNG Cop 185; AMNG III/2, 1. Paunov Type B. TextFull Size
The Thracian expert Evgeni I. Paunov describes three different versions of this coin:
Type A: Obv: Carefully inscribed legend with dots separating letters; shield ornamented with three large roundels set in a triangle, large dots in their centres, circles of dots between fields / Rev: Legend clockwise around the club, bold dots of border (7 specimens known).
Type B: Obv: Careless lettering, no separating dots, shield ornamented with three smaller roundels, between them multiple dots / Rev: Legend in two straight lines on either side of club, sometimes no border of dots. (10 specimens known).
Type C: Obverse: As B, but shield with four roundels three on the side and one in the middle, line border of shield / Rev: as B (1 specimen known).
Some of the Heraclean coinage was overstruck on foreign coins, but the exact type or issuer of the host coins cannot be identified.

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