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    Rare Obverse Ethnic

    Syracuse. Agathocles (317-289 BC). AR tetradrachm (17.07 gm). Ca. 305-295 BC. Head Kore right, wreathed in grain ears, ΣYPAKOΣIΩN before / AΓAΘOK[ΛEIOΣ], Nike standing right, draped to waist, holding hammer in right hand and with left affixing helmet to the top of a military trophy consisting of cuirass, shield and greaves mounted on pole. Cf. Ierardi 135 (O33/R--). SNG ANS 669 (same obverse die). Jameson 865 (same obverse die). Extremely rare variety with the city name (ΣYPAKOΣIΩN) on the obverse! Only two other specimens recorded. Minor reverse weakness at high points, otherwise well centered on a full flan and nicely toned. Choice very fine.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2012
    2nd-3rd Monday-Tuesday
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