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78000096

Probably the Finest Known

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 96. Estimate $150. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $230. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron II. 275-215 BC. Æ 15mm (3.11 g, 1h). Struck circa 269-263 BC. Head of Artemis (or Arethusa) left, hair in sphendone; torch behind / Pegasos flying left. CCO period Ib; BAR issue 58; CNS 202 var. (unlisted symbol); Favorito type 25 (c. 275-269 BC); SNG ANS 1017-20 var. (symbol). Good VF, green patina, minor roughness. An exceptional specimen, probably the finest known.