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Lot 4027

Sicily, Syrakuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Gold Stater or Double Dekadrachm (5.66g) struck ca. 305-289 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with a griffin. Reverse: Winged thunderbolt; royal title above and below; beneath, Φ. Bérend, l'or pl. 9, 6; SNG ANS 702 var; Gulbenkian 339. A beautiful example of this lettered type. Very rare. Extremely Fine.

Known from six obverse and seven reverse dies, this handsome and short-lived coinage was clearly struck for a specific occasion, most likely in conjunction with preparations for renewed war with Carthage.
Estimated Value $6,000 - 8,000.
Ex Wolfen Family Foundation, purchased from Bank Leu early 1970s.

Realized $20,125

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