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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 131

SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AV 100 Litrai – Double Dekadrachm (14.5mm, 5.78 g, 3h). Obverse die signed by Kimon. Struck circa 400-370 BC.


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 131.
 Estimated: $ 20 000

Greek, Gold

Sold For $ 27 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AV 100 Litrai – Double Dekadrachm (14.5mm, 5.78 g, 3h). Obverse die signed by Kimon. Struck circa 400-370 BC. Head of Arethousa left, hair in sakkos adorned with two stars, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; ΣYPAKOΣION to left, barley grain [and KI] behind neck / Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion; rocks below. Bérend Group I, 1.3 (D1/R1) = G. de Ciccio, Gli aurei siracusani di Cimone ed Eveneto (Naples, 1922), pl. I, 2 (this coin); HGC 2, 1275; SNG ANS 319 (same dies); Basel 475 (same dies); Gulbenkian 320–1 (same dies); Jameson 1917 (same obv. die); Rizzo pl. L, 9 (same dies). Minor die rust. EF. Of superb classical style. Very rare.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 29 (11 May 2005), lot 125; Marchese Roberto Ginoro-Venturi Collection (but not in the 1938 Santamaria sale of his collection).


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday morning, 14 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.