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Triton XV, Lot: 1079. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II. 275-215 BC. AR 16 Litrai – Tetradrachm (26mm, 13.51 g, 7h). Struck circa 218/7-214 BC. Diademed and veiled head left; star to right / BAΣIΛIΣΣAΣ ΦIΛIΣTIΔOΣ, Nike, holding reins in both hands, driving slow quadriga right; star above, K to right. CCO 133 (D9/R39); BAR Issue 65; SNG ANS 879 (same obv. die); SNG Lloyd –; SNG München 1355 (same obv. die). EF, toned, a little die wear, small flan flaw on cheek.

Ex Classical Numismatic Auctions XVI (16 August 1991), lot 53; Classical Numismatic Review XVI.2 (Second Quarter 1991), no. 22.