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590233
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 233. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse . Circa 410-405 BC. Æ Hemilitron (4.41 gm). Head of Arethusa left, wearing double loop earring and necklace, hair bound in ampyx and sphendone; ear of grain behind / SU-RA, four-spoked wheel; two dolphins in lower spaces. SNG ANS 403; Calciati II pg. 49, 21; SNG Copenhagen 696; SNG Morcom 686; Favorito 75e; Laffaille 214 var.; Virzi 1406 (this coin). EF, choice brown patina with a hint of green. Fine dies. Exceptional. ($750)

Ex Tom Virzi Collection (Bank Leu Auktion 6, 8 May 1973), lot 214.