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10700356
Triton XXI, Lot: 356. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron II. 275-215 BC. AV Drachm – Hemistater (15mm, 4.29 g, 1h). Struck circa 269-263 or 217-215 BC. Head of Persephone left, wearing wreath of grain ears and necklace; grain ear to right / Charioteer, wearing long chiton, holding kentron in extended right hand and reins in left, driving fast biga right; IEPΩNOΣ in exergue. Carroccio 14 (D6/R3); CCO period Ib or III; BAR Issue 55; HGC 2, 1538; SNG ANS 863 (same obv. die); Hunterian 224 (same dies). EF, a hint of die rust, scattered light marks.


Ex Classical Numismatic Group 78 (14 May 2008), lot 243.