Ancient Gold Coins - Greek
SICILY, Syracuse, Hieron II, (275-215 B.C.), gold drachm or sixty litrai (4.27 g), struck circa 275-263 B.C., obv. head of Persephone left with long flowing hair, wearing wreath of grain ears, single-pendant earring, and necklace, cornucopia behind, rev. charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving fast biga right, pellet below horses, **IERWNOS* in exergue. (cf.S.983, Hunterian 225, Boston 474, Carroccio 7). Minor scratch on horse, otherwise extremely fine or better and rare.
Ex Jean Elsen, Belgium Auction Sale 86 December 10, 2005 (lot 36).
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SICILY, Syracuse, Hieron II, (275-215 B.C.), gold drachm or sixty litrai (4.27 g), struck circa ...