Details of Hercules personified

Hercules is one of the most recognisable gods. He is almost always shown naked and with his famous attributes of a club and a lion’s skin (here worn knotted around his neck).

He is a popular subject on coins of the Roman Republic, which often show is 12 labours, and on those struck in the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.


  • Usually naked
  • Club
  • Lion's skin

Greek counterpart

Hercules can be identified with the Greek deity Heracles

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