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ID:     79000119
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Syracuse
Issuer:     Hieron II
Date Ruled:     275-215 BC
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     60 Litrai - Dekadrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC circa 269-263 or 217-215
Weight:     4.27 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Description:     Head of Persephone left with long flowing hair, head wreathed in grain ears; palm behind
Reverse Legend:     IEPΩNOΣ
Reverse Description:     Charioteer driving biga right, holding reins in left hand and kentron in right hand
Primary Reference:     Carroccio 54 (D25/R32)
Reference2:     CCO period Ib or III
Reference3:     BAR issue 55
Reference4:     cf. SNG ANS 863 (obv. control mark)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=126630
Grade:     EF, obv. die a little rusty.
Notes:     Sale: CNG 79, Lot: 119