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61093
61, Lot: 93. Estimate $75.
Sold for $40. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Anonymous [Grain Ear and KA]. 211-208 BC. Æ Sextans (22mm, 6.10 gm). Sicilian mint. Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasos; •• above / Prow of galley right; grain ear above, KA before. Crawford 69/6a; Sydenham 310d. VF, glossy dark green patina with a few red highlights, spot of patina missing on obverse, overstruck, possibly Syracusan bronze of Hieron II. Rare.

From the Tony Hardy Collection.

The very corroded dies leave only the minutest trace of the second • on the obverse and the monogram on the reverse.