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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1239. Estimate $5000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $4300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.64 gm). Circa 305-295 BC. [KORAS], wreathed head of Kore right, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace / [A]GAQOKL[EIOS] in exergue, Nike standing right and erecting trophy; AI monogram left, triskeles to outer right. Ierardi, "Tetradrachms of Agathocles of Syracuse," in ANSAJN 7-8, 87 (O18/R56 - this coin listed as specimen c); Gulbenkian 334 (same obverse die); SNG Munich 1266 (same dies). Attractively toned, near EF. Finely styled dies. ($5000)

Ex Leo Hamburger Auktion 98 (3 April 1933), lot 422; Canessa Auktion (12 June 1928), lot 656; Cajaniello Collection (Sambon-Canessa, 27 June 1927), lot 1028.