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590230
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 230. Estimate $400. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $460. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse . Circa 425 BC. Æ Tetras (4.17 gm). SYRA before, head of Arethusa right, wearing a necklace with a pendant, hair loosely gathered at the top of her head; dolphin behind / Octopus; three pellets. SNG ANS 376ff; Calciati II pg. 21-23, 1; SNG Copenhagen 653; SNG Morcom 675-676; Favorito 1; Laffaille 207; Virzi 1386ff. Near EF, glossy dark green, almost black, patina. ($400)

The first bronze issue from Syracuse.