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Signed by Eukleidas

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 63. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. Æ Hemilitron (3.90 g, 9h). Obverse die signed by the artist Eu(kleidas). Struck circa 405-400 BC. Head of Arethusa left, hair in sphendone signed EY on the front / Wheel of four spokes; dolphins in lower quarters. Cf. Boehringer, Münzprägungen pl. III, 25; CNS 19 fr 2; Favorito type 75 (c. 425-420 BC); SNG ANS -; E. Favorito, “The Signed Bronzes of Syracuse,” The Celator 10, 7 (July 1996), fig. 4 and front cover (this coin). VF, black and brown surfaces. Rare.