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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1242. Estimate $7500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. The Fourth Democracy. Circa 289-287 BC. AR 15 Litrai or Attic Tridrachm (12.56 gm). Head of Kore-Persephone left, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace; bucranium behind / Quadriga galloping left, driven by Nike holding long kentron, eight-rayed star above; SURAKOSIWN in exergue. BMC Sicily pg. 201, 439; SNG ANS 754 var. (bee on obverse); SNG Lloyd 1524 var. (amphora); SNG Lockett 1008 var. (bee); CNG Auction 40, lot 908 (same dies). Toned EF, reverse slightly double struck, trace of horn silver. Very rare. ($7500)

Ex Bank Leu Auktion 33 (3 May 1983), lot 248.

This Attic Tridrachm was struck to a weight standard that equalled two Corinthian style staters.