C. Poblicius Q.f. 80 BC 18mm 2.9gm Silver Serrate Denarius
Lot 192 in our auction saturday 16th November 2019
Labours of Hercules
First, Apollo sent Hercules to the hills of Nemea to kill a lion It could not be killed with mortals’ weapons because its golden fur was impervious to attack. Its claws were sharper than mortals’ swords and could cut through any armor. The Nemean lion was terrorizing the people of Nemea. Hercules trapped the lion in its cave and strangled it. For the rest of his life, he wore the animal’s impervious pelt as a cloak.