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Lot 4031

Sicily, Syrakuse. Hieron II, 275-215 BC. Gold Drachm or 100 Litrai (4.2g) struck ca. 269-215 BC. Head of Persephone left, hair wreathed in grain-leaves and loose down her neck, wearing pendant earring and beaded necklace; to right, poppy head. Reverse: IEPΩNOΣ. Fast biga right, the charioteer holding kentron in left hand. As usual, struck from slightly rusty dies. Traces of double striking on reverse noted. Rare variety absent in most collections. Lustrous. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 4,000.
The Hunter Collection.

Realized $5,750

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