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ID:     3900ArtemisSoteira
Type:     Greek
Region:     Sicily
City:     Syracuse
Issuer:     Fourth Democracy
Date Ruled:     289-287 BC
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Litra
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     289-288 BC
Diameter:     21 mm
Weight:     9.57 g
Die Axis:     7 h
Obverse Legend:     ΣΩΤΕΙΡΑ
Obverse Description:     Head of Artemis Soteira right, quiver over shoulder; ΣΩΤΕΙΡΑ before.
Reverse Legend:     ΣΥΡΑΚ−ΟΣΙΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Winged thunderbolt; ΣΥΡΑΚ−ΟΣΙΩΝ above and below.
Mint:     Syracuse
Primary Reference:     SNG ANS 749
Reference2:     Calciati 138
Reference3:     Sear 1207
Grade:     VF
Notes:     Somewhat scarcer than the earlier ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΣ−ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ types, this coin was struck during the Agathokles-mandated but short lived Fourth Democracy.