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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 149

SICILY, Syracuse. Fifth Democracy. 214-212 BC. AR 8 Litrai (20.5mm, 6.75 g, 7h). Reverse die signed by the artist Ly(sid)–. Struck circa 213-212 BC.


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 149.
 Estimated: $ 2 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 3 750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Syracuse. Fifth Democracy. 214-212 BC. AR 8 Litrai (20.5mm, 6.75 g, 7h). Reverse die signed by the artist Ly(sid)–. Struck circa 213-212 BC. Wreathed head of Kore left; behind neck, owl standing left, head facing / Nike, holding kentron in extended right hand, reins in left, driving fast quadriga right; monogram above, AI below, small ΛY on exergue line, ΣYPAKOΣIΩN in exergue. Burnett, Enna 53 (same dies); BAR issue 88; HGC 2, 1417; BM 658 (same obv. die); de Luynes 1395 (same dies); Jameson 894 (same obv. die). Lightly toned, small delamination on obverse. EF. Very rare.

From the Weise Collection, purchased from Atlantis, 17 January 2003.

The ΛY on the exergual line is the signature of the artist ΛYCIΔ. His longer form signature can be found on other dies of this type (cf. Basel 541).

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.