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ID:     74000098
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Syracuse
Issuer:     Hiketas II
Date Ruled:     287-278 BC
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     60 Litrai - Dekadrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC circa 279/8
Weight:     4.24 g
Die Axis:     8 h
Obverse Legend:     ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ
Obverse Description:     Head of Persephone left, wearing grain ear wreath; cornucopia behind
Reverse Legend:     ΕΠΙ ΙΚΕΤΑ / Θ
Reverse Description:     Nike driving galloping biga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; moon above, Θ below horses
Primary Reference:     Buttrey, Morgantina 35 (dies 4/G)
Reference2:     SNG ANS 777 (same dies)
Reference3:     SNG Lloyd -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Near EF, die break on reverse.
Notes:     Sale: Triton X, Lot: 98 From the Sunrise Collection.