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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 712. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II. 274-215 BC. AR 16 Litrae (13.35 g, 6h). Struck circa 216-215 BC. Diademed and veiled bust left; star to right / BASILISSAS FILISTIDOS, Nike driving slow quadriga right, holding reins in both hands; star above, K before. Burnett 39 (same obv. die); SNG ANS 879 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 825 (same obv. die). Near EF, struck with slightly worn obverse die, minimal die rust on obverse. ($1000)

From the John F. Sullivan Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 45 (18 March 1998), lot 136.