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Auction: 344 - The Numismatic Collector's Series Sale at Grand Hyatt, NY INC
Lot: 4

Sicily. Syracuse. Second Democracy (466-405 BC). AV Dilitron, struck circa 406 BC. 1.71 gms. Head of Athena left wearing crested Attic helmet, rev.Facing aegis with gorgoneion at center. C. Boehringer, "Ehrenrettung einer syrakusanischen Goldmünze" in FlorNum, pg. 76, 5 = C. Boehringer, "Zu Finanzpolitik und Münzprägung des Dionysios von Syrakus" in Essays Thompson, pl. 38, 12. Choice Extremely Fine. Extremely rare, only the third specimen to appear in auction in the last 60 years -- James. A. Ferrendelli Collection (CNG Triton VIII, lot 89, 12 January 2004, ex Numismatica Ars Classica 10 lot 144, 9 April 1997, Hess-Leu 3, lot 210, 27 March 1956); CNG XXVI, June 11, 1993, lot 27; and now this example. Choice Extremely Fine.