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10200162
CNG 102, Lot: 162. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II. 275-215 BC. AR 16 Litrai – Tetradrachm (26mm, 13.41 g, 2h). Struck circa 218/7-214 BC. Diademed and veiled bust left; grain ear to right / Nike driving fast quadriga right; ˚5 above, grain ear below. CCO 63.2 (D16/R40 – this coin, illustrated); BAR Issue 65; HGC 2, 1554. Good VF, toned, a few die flaws and die rust.


Ex collection of a Southern Pathologist (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 342, 14 January 2015), lot 67, purchased from Superior, 28 December 1989; Lanz 44 (16 May 1988), lot 93.