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78000243
Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 243. Estimate $5000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron II. 275-215 BC. AV 60 Litrai - Dekadrachm (4.29 g, 1h). Struck circa 269-263 or 217-215 BC. Wreathed head of Persephone left; grain ear behind / Charioteer driving fast biga right. Carroccio 14 (D6/R3); CCO period Ib or III; BAR issue 55; SNG ANS 863 (same obv. die); Hunterian 224 (same dies). EF, a hint of die rust, scattered light marks.