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CNG 108, Lot: 20. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Hiketas II. 287-278 BC. AV 60 Litrai – Dekadrachm (15.5mm, 4.24 g, 1h). Struck circa 279/8 BC. Head of Persephone left, wearing wreath of grain ears, single-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; ΣYPAKOΣIΩN to left, torch to right / Nike, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving fast biga right; star above, grain ear below, EΠI IKETA in exergue. Buttrey, Morgantina, dies 3/F; BAR issue 41; HGC 2, 1277; SNG Lockett 1007; Boston MFA 469; Weber 1689 (all from the same dies). Near EF, a few minor marks and a hint of die rust, slight die shift on reverse.