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    IONIA. Phocaea. Ca. 387-326 BC. EL sixth stater or hecte (2.56 gr). NGC Choice XF ★ 5/5 - 5/5.  Head of Omphale left, wearing lion-skin, seal below / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 107.

    Heracles was sentenced by the Delphic oracle to serve Omphale, the queen of Lydia, for one year for his murder of Iphitos. At one point during this period Omphale wore Heracles' lion skin and carried his club while giving him orders. She is seen on the obverse of this issue, instead of Heracles.


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