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Exceptional Timoleontic Symmachy Tetras

Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 166. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $720. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy. 344-317 BC. Æ Tetras (3.33 g, 2h). Timoleontic Symmachy issue. Struck circa 339/8-334 BC. AS-KLHP-I-O, bearded and laureate head of Asklepios left / Hound standing left, forepaw raised; monogram above. CNS 84; SNG ANS -; SNG Morcom 721. VF, black patina with patches of green encrustation. Very rare, and exceptional for issue.

From Collection C.G. Ex Coin Galleries (23 May 1990), lot 74.

All of the standard references refer to the obverse of this coin as Zeus, but the reading of the legend on this specimen clearly identifies the head as that of Asklepios.