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Sale: Nomos 7, Lot: 16. Estimate CHF15000. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2013. 
Sold For CHF18000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Hiketas II. 287-278 BC. Dekadrachm (Gold, 4.30 g 3). ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath of grain, pendant earring an pearl necklace; behind neck, cornucopiae Rev. ΕΠΙ ΙΚΕΤΑ Nike, holding goad in her right hand and reins in her left, driving biga rushing to right; above, thunderbolt; below, ear of grain. AMB 516. Buttrey pp. 9-10, 4-E and pl. 2, 4. De Luynes 781 (same dies). SNG ANS 781 (same dies). Rare. Attractive and well struck. Extremely fine.

From the Mieza collection, ex Gemini VII, 9 January 2011, 184 and Numismatica Ars Classica 54, 24 March 2010, 63.