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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 711. Estimate $4000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $5750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron II. 247-215 BC. AV 60 Litrae - Dekadrachm (4.25 g, 6h). Struck circa 220-217 BC. Head of Persephone right, wreathed with grain ears, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace; bucranium behind / IERWNOS, charioteer in driving biga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; monogram below. Carroccio 31 (D10/R19); SNG ANS 867 var. (obverse symbol); SNG Copenhagen 816 var. (same); BMC 519 (same obv. die); SNG München 1344 (same obv. die); Hunterian 299 (same obv. die). EF, lightly toned, light cleaning marks, double struck reverse. ($4000)

Ex Leu 91 (10 May 2004), lot 76; Numismatica Ars Classica 8 (3 April 1995), lot 190; Charles Gillet Collection (Photofile), 728.