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Ancients: Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II (275-215 BC).  AR 16 Litrai (27mm, 14.02 gm, 4h). ...

2013 April 18-19 & 22-23 CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago #3024

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Auction Ended On: Apr 19, 2013
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Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
5440 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

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Lovely Philistis Portrait, Ex Rockefeller, de Sartiges
Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II (275-215 BC).  AR 16 Litrai (27mm, 14.02 gm, 4h).  Struck ca. 269-215 BC. Veiled and diademed head of Queen Philistis left, grain ear behind /ΒΑΣΙΑΙΣΣΑΣ [sic!] ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ, Nike driving walking quadriga right. Carroccio 143a pl. 14 (O2/R3, this coin).  Cf. AMB 532. SNG ANS 875. Lovely dark iridescent toning. Extremely Fine.

Ex Rockefeller University-Dr. Alfred E. Mirsky Collections (Gemini VII, 9 January 2011), lot 188. Ex de Sartiges Collection (J. Hirsch, Collection de Sartiges, Paris 1910), no. 153. 

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