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ID:     77000071
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Syracuse
Issuer:     Hieron II
Date Ruled:     275-215 BC
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     100 Litrai
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC circa 269-263 or 217-215
Weight:     4.27 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Description:     Wreathed head of Persephone left, wearing necklace; poppy to right
Reverse Legend:     [Ι]ΕΡΩΝΟΣ
Reverse Description:     charioteer driving biga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left
Primary Reference:     Carroccio 51 (D21/R24)
Reference2:     Carroccio, basileus, type 55
Reference3:     CCO pl. XXXV, 1
Reference4:     SNG ANS -; SNG Lloyd -; SNG MÜnchen 1346 var. (obv. symbol, same rev. die)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Near EF, lightly toned, minor edge marks from prior mount, tiny nick on reverse
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 71 Rare, this variety absent from the major collections.