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ID:     802130
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Mytistratos
Date Ruled:     354/3-344 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Hemilitron
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 354/3-344
Diameter:     29 mm
Weight:     26.40 g
Die Axis:     10 h
Obverse Description:     Bearded head of Hephaistos right, wearing pileus
Reverse Legend:     Y M
Reverse Description:     Y M and six pellets within laurel wreath
Primary Reference:     Castrizio series I, 1 (D1/R1)
Reference2:     CNS III 1 OS
Reference3:     SNG ANS -
Reference4:     SNG Lloyd -; Pozzi 1133
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, brown surfaces
Notes:     Extremely rare mercenary issue Mytistratos, probably located near modern Marianopoli, was a city in the interior of Sicily. It was settled by mercenaries, possibly from Lucania, who had served under Timoleon. All of its coins are bronze and are overstruck on other coin types, usually Syracusan bronzes.