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Triton XV, Lot: 1078. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron II. 275-215 BC. AV 60 Litrai (15mm, 4.25 g, 5h). Struck 218/7-215 BC. Head of Persephone left, wearing wreath of grain ears and necklace; pendant behind / Nike, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving fast biga left; E below, IEPΩNOΣ in exergue. Carroccio 72a and c corr. (D33/R44 – this coin); BAR Issue 55; SNG ANS –; SNG Lloyd –; BMC 520 (same obv. die). Near EF, die rust on obverse.

Ex A. Hess (24 November 1937), lot 8; Ars Classica XVII (3 October 1934), lot 289.

Carroccio’s entry for die combination 72 is erroneous; he lists the two sales of this coin under separate entries, a and c, but also lists another sale under a (M&M AG FPL 417) that is not the same coin as the present specimen.