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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 267. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron II . 275-215 BC. Æ 22mm (9.12 gm). Diademed head of Poseidon left / IER-WNOS, trident head flanked by two dolphins. SNG ANS 964ff; Calciati II pg. 370, 194, R1 10 = Virzi 1872 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen 844ff var.; SNG Morcom 827 var.; Favorito 86; Laffaille 253. EF, superb green patina, reverse lighter than the obverse. A common type but of exceptional quality. ($750)

Ex Tom Virzi Collection (Bank Leu Auktion 6, 8 May 1973), lot 262.