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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 262. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Pyrrhus . 278-276 BC. Æ 22mm (6.94 gm). Wreathed head of Persephone right, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace; ear of grain behind / BASILEW[S] right, PURROU left, Demeter seated right, holding sceptre in left arm, stalk of barley in right. SNG ANS 838 var. (serpent on obverse); Calciati II pg. 331, 185 var. (symbol not listed); SNG Copenhagen 96 var. (crescent); SNG Morcom -; Favorito 68; Laffaille 247 var. (symbol); Virzi 1822 var. (symbol). Good VF, dark green patina. Apparently an unrecorded symbol. ($750)