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590207
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 207. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $2100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Mytistratus . Circa 340 BC. Æ Hemilitron (34.01 gm). Bearded head of Hephaestus right, wearing pileus / MY and six pellets within laurel wreath. SNG ANS -; Calciati III pg. 293, 1 OS (this coin); BMC Sicily pg. 116, 1; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Morcom 646; Laffaille -; Virzi 1279. VF, dark brown patina with some light green encrustation around the devices. Overstruck on a Syracusan drachm, Athena/Two dolphins, star (Calciati II pg. 111, 62), with the star visible on Hephaistos' head, and the bowl of Athena's helmet visible on the reverse. Very rare a

Ex Münzen und Medaillen Auctiones AG, Auktion 8 (27-28 June 1978), lot 90.

This city, now called Marianopoli, was on a stronly fortified place in the interior of the island. Its coins are of bronze and belong to the time of Timoleon, being usually struck over Syracusan bronzes.