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10700355

Ex Adams and Hunt Collections

Triton XXI, Lot: 355. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $25000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AV 50 Litrai – Dekadrachm (12.5mm, 2.88 g, 10h). Struck circa 400-370 BC. Head of young male (Anapos?) left; ΣYPAKO-ΣIΩN around / Horse prancing right on exergue line inscribed [ΣY]PAKOΣIΩ[N]; all within shallow incuse square. Bérend 1.11 (D1/R1) = Hunt IV 118 (this coin); HGC 2, 1281; SNG ANS 340; SNG Fitzwilliam 1268; Hirsch 590; de Luynes 1240; McClean 2731; Morgan 13; Rizzo pl. L, 13 = Hunt II 274 (all from the same dies). EF, toned, a few marks, a little die wear on obverse.


From the J. L. Gomer Collection. Ex Dr. Lawrence A. Adams Collection (Triton XIX, 5 January 2016), lot 2019; Classical Numismatic Group 38 (6 June 1996), lot 137; Sternberg XXV (25 November 1991), lot 71; Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection (Part IV, Sotheby’s, 19 June 1991), lot 118; Hess-Leu 49 (27 April 1971), lot 68.