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130227
130, Lot: 227. Estimate $600.
Sold for $635. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Third Democracy. 336-317 BC. Æ Tetras (15mm, 3.43 g). Bearded and laureate head of Asklepios left / Barking dog standing left, right forepaw raised; monogram above. CNS 84; SNG ANS -; SNG Morcom 721. VF, brown patina. Rare.

From the Tony Hardy Collection.

All of the standard references refer to the obverse of this coin as Zeus, but the example in the Freedman Collection (see Triton V, lot 253) with a clear obverse legend identifies the head as that of Asklepios.