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ID:     77000066
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Syracuse
Issuer:     Agathocles
Date Ruled:     317-289 BC
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Dekadrachm - 50 Litrai
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC circa 317-311
Weight:     4.3 g
Die Axis:     7 h
Obverse Description:     Laureate head of Apollo left; grain ear behind
Reverse Legend:     ΣΥΡ−ΑΚ−ΟΣΙ−ΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Charioteer driving biga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; triskeles below
Primary Reference:     BÉrend, l’or, pl. 9, 1
Reference2:     Carroccio, basileus, type 1
Reference3:     SNG ANS 552
Reference4:     SNG Lloyd 1473 (same rev. die); Jameson 858 (same dies); SNG Lockett 1000 (same rev. die)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Superb EF, lustrous, reverse struck slightly off center.
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 66 From Collection C.G. Ex Triton II (1 December 1998), lot 263.