SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron II.
|Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 71. Estimate $5000.
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008.
Sold For $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
275-215 BC. AV 100 Litrai (4.27 g, 1h). Struck circa 269-263 or 217-215 BC. Wreathed head of Persephone left, wearing necklace; poppy to right / [I]ERWNOS
, charioteer driving biga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left. Carroccio 51 (D21/R24); Carroccio, basileus
, type 55; CCO pl. XXXV, 1; SNG ANS -; SNG Lloyd -; SNG München 1346 var. (obv. symbol, same rev. die). Near EF, lightly toned, minor edge marks from prior mount, tiny nick on reverse. Rare, this variety absent from the major collections.