SAMNIUM. Aesernia. Circa 263-240 BC. AE (Bronze, 19 mm, 6.94 g, 2 h). [AISERNIO] Head of Minerva to left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; behind neck, club. Rev. Eagle with open wings standing right, grasping coiled serpent. HGC 1, 336. HN Italy 429. SNG ANS 117. SNG Paris 286. Rare. Minor traces of overstriking (?) on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
From the collection of Augustin de Loye (1816-1898), curator of the Calvet library and Museum in Avignon.