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ID:     851581
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Syracuse
Issuer:     Phyrrhus
Date Ruled:     278-276 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 278-276
Diameter:     23 mm
Weight:     13.41 g
Die Axis:     3 h
Obverse Description:     Veiled head of Phthia left, wearing oak wreath
Reverse Legend:     ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΥΡΡΟΥ
Reverse Description:     Thunderbolt
Mint:     Syracuse
Primary Reference:     Carroccio 48 var. (symbol behind head)
Reference2:     CNS 184 var. (same)
Reference3:     SNG ANS 834 var. (same)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Near EF
Notes:     Apparently unpublished without a symbol on the obverse. From the J. Olphin Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 38 (6 June 1996), lot 145.