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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1243. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Hiketas Circa 287-278 BC. AV 60 Litrai - Dekadrachm (4.26 gm). Issued for the Carthaginian campaign of 279/278 BC. SURAKOSIWN, wreathed head of Persephone left, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace; cornucopiae behind / EPI IKETA in exergue, Nike in galloping biga right; fibula above, F before, Q below. Buttrey, "The Morgantina Gold Hoard and the Coinage of Hicetas," in NumChron 1973, 4-I; SNG ANS 778 (same dies); Gulbenkian 345 (same dies); Antikenmuseum Basel 516 (this coin). Lustrous EF, a scattering of light die rust on the obverse, as usual. ($2500)

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 13 (8 October 1998), lot 516.