Apollo with a Snake in his hair?

And maybe a jewel on his forehead?  Or  a snake head or whaa..? (RRC 410/1; assorted acsearch results for more specimen variations).


Through the allusion to the Pythia here on the obverse and Hercules on the reverse are we supposed to recall the struggle between the two for control of Delphi? (Ephesus relief shown)


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