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10600041

Ex Velkov Collection and 1914 Avola Hoard

CNG 106, Lot: 41. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $9000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AV 100 Litrai – Double Dekadrachm (13.5mm, 5.79 g, 3h). Struck circa 400-370 BC. Head of Arethousa left, hair in sakkos adorned with a star, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace; [ΣYPAKOΣI]ON to left, pellet flanking neck / Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion; rocks below. Bérend Group III, 15.6 (D11/R8 – this coin); HGC 2, 1275; SNG ANS 329 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1421 (same obv. die); SNG Lockett 985 (same dies); Hunt IV 115 (same obv. die); Jameson 814 (same obv. die); Pozzi 605 (same dies). Good VF, a little die wear and die rust, slightly off center.


Ex Nomos Obolos 5 (26 June 2016), lot 67; Sincona 10 (27 May 2013), lot 31; James & Sneja Velkov Collection (Vinchon, 24 November 1994), lot 16; Glendining (21 June 1972), lot 93 (and introduction; from a British collection, this coin purchased privately from Spink); 1914 Avola (Mammanelli) Hoard (IGCH 2122; Spink parcel, 1955, coin no. 10).