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ID:     188029
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Syracuse
Issuer:     Hiketas
Date Ruled:     287-278 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE23
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 287-278
Diameter:     23 mm
Weight:     9.67 g
Obverse Legend:     ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ
Obverse Description:     Laureate head of Zeus Hellanios left; palladium behind
Reverse Legend:     ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ / *
Reverse Description:     Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; star left
Primary Reference:     cf. Calciati II pg. 304, 157
Reference2:     cf. SNG ANS 810
Reference3:     cf. SNG Cop 785
Reference4:     cf. SNG Morcom 785; cf. Favorito 50; cf. Laffaille 245; cf. Virzi 1760; SNG Munich 1311 (?)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=41500
Grade:     Good VF, nice dark brown patina
Notes:     Very rare variety with SURAKOSIWN on the obverse rather than the usuual DIOS ELLANIOU.