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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 87. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AV Didrachm (0.67 gm). Struck circa 410-406 BC. SLRA (sic; retrograde), head of Athena left wearing Attic helmet / Facing aegis with gorgoneion in center. SNG ANS 317 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1418; SNG Copenhagen 687 (same dies); SNG Lockett 983 (same dies); Jameson 817; Rizzo pl. 48, 6 (same dies); Gulbenkian -; Pozzi -; Weber 1608; BMC Sicily pg. 164, 318. Choice EF. [See color enlargement on plate 2] ($3000)

From the James A. Ferrendelli Collection.

The inverted "V" in the ethnic is not noted in most references. For a discussion of the dating and denomination of this issue, see C. Boehringer, "Die Finanzpolitik und Münzprägung des Dionysios von Syrakus" in Essays Thompson, pp. 15-17 and C. Boehringer, "Ehrenrettung einer syrakusanischen Goldmünze" in FlorNum, pp. 73-79.