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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 90. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Time of Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AV Tetradrachm - 20 Litrae (1.16 gm). Struck circa 405 BC. SUR-A, head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin headdress / Quadripartite incuse square, S-U-R-A in each quarter; small female head (Arethusa?) left in deeper incuse circle in center. C. Boehringer, "Zu Finanzpolitik und Münzprägung des Dionysios von Syrakus" in Essays Thompson, pl. 38, 13 (same dies); SNG ANS 351; SNG Lloyd 1416 var. (no ethnic on reverse); SNG Copenhagen 683; Jameson 816 var. (legends); Rizzo pg. 225, fig. 53, b; Gulbenkian -; Pozzi 1263 (same dies); Weber 1607. Choice VF. ($1500)

From the James A. Ferrendelli Collection. Ex Olga H. Knoepke Collection (Glendining's, 10 December 1996), lot 88.