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ID:     80000112
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Syracuse
Issuer:     Hiketas II
Date Ruled:     287-278 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC circa 287-283
Diameter:     23 mm
Weight:     11.05 g
Die Axis:     10 h
Obverse Legend:     [ΣY]PAKOΣIΩN
Obverse Description:     Head of Kore left, wearing grain ear wreath; [ΣY]PAKOΣIΩN before, pellet and grain ear behind
Reverse Legend:     * / Σ
Reverse Description:     Charioteer, holding kentron in extended right hand, reins in left, driving fast biga right; star above, Σ in exergue
Primary Reference:     BAR issue 38
Reference2:     CNS 123 Ds95 R1 15 (Agathokles)
Reference3:     SNG Morcom 771 var. (no Σ in exergue)
Reference4:     SNG ANS 760 var. (same); SNG Lloyd 1525 var. (monogram in exergue)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Superb EF, dark red-brown patina.
Notes:     Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 112