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Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 178. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $1150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II. 275-215 BC. AR 16 Litrai – Tetradrachm (13.44 g, 11h). Struck circa 218/7-214 BC. Diademed and veiled bust left; [torch behind] / Nike driving galloping quadriga right; E below. CCO 44 (D11/R26); SNG ANS 884 (same dies); SNG Tübingen 695 (same dies). Good VF, toned, minor die wear on obverse.

From Collection C.G. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 45 (18 March 1998), lot 137.