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ID:     77000062
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Syracuse
Issuer:     Second Democracy
Date Ruled:     466-405 BC
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Didrachm
Date Struck:     BC circa 410-406
Weight:     0.66 g
Die Axis:     11 h
Obverse Description:     SURA (retrograde), head of Athena left wearing crested Attic helmet
Reverse Description:     Aegis with facing gorgoneion in center
Primary Reference:     Rizzo pl. 48, 6
Reference2:     SNG ANS 316
Reference3:     SNG Lloyd 1418
Reference4:     SNG Cop 687; Jameson 817
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF.
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 62 For a discussion of the dating and denomination of this issue, see C. Boehringer, "Die Finanzpolitik und MÜnzprÄgung des Dionysios von Syrakus" in Essays Thompson, pp. 15-17 and C. Boehringer, "Ehrenrettung einer syrakusanischen GoldmÜnze" in FlorNum, pp. 73-79.