Bruttium, the Bretti; Herakles/Athena
Description: Bruttium, the Bretti, 211 - 208 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin, dagger behind / BPETTIΩN; Athena moving right, holding shield and spear, plough at right.
Diameter: AE26 mm
Weight: 13,5 g
Attribution: SNG ANS 129; HN Italy 1992
Commentary: brown-olive patina, decent details
History: The people called "Bretti" populated the toe-tip of the Southern Italy and were described by ancient authors as a congregation of revolted slaves and other fugitives.
Article Number: 050-01-04-41652