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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 95. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $2400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Time of Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AV Dekadrachm - 50 Litrae (2.89 gm). Struck circa 396 BC. SURA, head of Anapos left / [SUR]AKO[SIWN] on raised exergual line, unbridled horse galloping right. C. Boehringer, "Zu Finanzpolitik und Münzprägung des Dionysios von Syrakus" in Essays Thompson, pl. 38, 17 var. (star on reverse); Bérend 8.3 = SNG ANS 346 (same dies); cf. SNG Lloyd 1425; SNG Copenhagen 688 var. (obverse legend); Jameson 826 var. (same); Rizzo pl. 50, 15 var. (grain ear); Gulbenkian -; Pozzi 1267 (same dies); Weber 1610. Good VF. ($1500)

From the James A. Ferrendelli Collection. Ex George & Robert Stevenson Collection (Classical Numismatic Group XXVI, 11 June 1993), lot 29; Numismatic Fine Arts V (23 February 1978), lot 53.

This coin was probably issued by Dionysios in commemoration of his great victory over the Carthaginians at the Anapos river in 396 BC (see lot 94 above).