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    Pedigreed Syracuse Gold Fraction

    SICILY. Syracuse. Time of Dionysius I (405-367 BC). AV 20 litrae / tetradrachm (10mm, 0.99 gm, 9h).  Struck ca. 405 BC. ΣYPA, head of Heracles left, wearing lion skin headdress / Quadripartite incuse square, small head of Arethusa in central incuse circle, Σ-Y-P-A in each quarter. C. Boehringer, "Zu Finanzpolitik und Münzprägung des Dionysios von Syrakus" in Essays Thompson, pl. 38, 13. SNG ANS 351. Slightly rusty obverse die, otherwise a choice example. NGC Choice AU 4/5 - 5/5.

    Ex. Gustav Philipsen Collection (J. Hirsch XV, 29 November 1909), lot 1175.


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