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CNG 112, Lot: 97. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II. 275-215 BC. AR 16 Litrai – Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 14.12 g, 1h). Struck circa 218/7-214 BC. Diademed and veiled bust left; to right, Δ above palm frond / Nike driving fast quadriga right; E below. CCO 28 (D5/R13); BAR Issue 65; HGC 2, 1554. Deep iridescent tone, light marks, slight wave in flan. Good VF.

From the John L. Cowan Collection, purchased from Kirk Davis, 4 February 2011.