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Triton XXI, Lot: 354. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $20000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AV 100 Litrai – Double Dekadrachm (15mm, 5.77 g, 2h). Unsigned dies in the style of Kimon. Struck circa 400-370 BC. Head of Arethousa left, hair in sakkos adorned with a star, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace; ΣYPAKO-ΣION to left, grain of barley behind neck / Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion; [ΣYPA]KOΣIΩ[N] and ivy leaf above, rocks below. Bérend Group I, 5.1 (D11/R8) = Sartiges 135 (this coin); HGC 2, 1275; SNG ANS 320 var. (Kimon signed obv. die; same rev. die); BMC 168 var. (same; same rev. die); Hirsch 588 var. (same; same rev. die). EF, toned, minor die rust.

Ex Numismatica Genevensis SA IV (11 December 2006), lot 51; Vicomte de Sartiges Collection, 135; J. Hirsch XII (17 November 2004), lot 76; J. Hirsch VIII (18 May 1903), lot 987.