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    SICILY. Syracuse. Agathocles (317-289 BC). EL 50 or 25 litrae (16mm, 3.77 gm, 10h). NGC Choice AU ★ 5/5 - 5/5, Fine Style. Pre-royal coinage, ca. 306-305 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left, wreath behind / ΣYPAK-OΣIΩN, ornate tripod lebes surmounted by wreath; Π in left field within tripod legs. SNG Copenhagen -. BMC 264. SNG Fitzwilliam 1290. Superb artistry in fine style on a bright lemony flan. Very well struck for issue.

    Ex Leu, Auction 25 (1980), lot 77; Münzen & Medaillen, Auction 52 (June 1975), lot 97.

    Head proposed in BMC the possibility of the Π on the reverse being a mark of value of five Corinthian staters or 50 silver litrae.


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