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ID:     161014
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Syracuse
Issuer:     Agathocles
Date Ruled:     317-289 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Litra
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC circa 304-289
Diameter:     22 mm
Weight:     9.76 g
Die Axis:     7 h
Obverse Legend:     ΣΩΤΕΙΡΑ
Obverse Description:     Draped bust of Artemis right, hair gathered behind head, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace, quiver over shoulder
Reverse Legend:     ΑΓΑΘΟΚΕΛΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ
Reverse Description:     Winged thunderbolt
Primary Reference:     Holloway, "The Bronze Coinage of Agathokles," Essays Thompson, P. 92
Reference2:     Calciati II 142
Reference3:     SNG ANS 708
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=77774
Grade:     Good VF, attractive dark red-brown patina with hues of green, light cleaning marks.