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Lot 13

Estimate: 20'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 16'000 CHF Price realized: 32'000 CHF
Syracuse. Double decadrachm circa 400, AV 5.79 g. ΣΥΡ[ΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ] Head of goddess l., hair elaborately waved and caught up behind in star-ornamented sphendone, wearing necklace, bar and triple-pendant earring; behind the head, eight-rayed star. Rev. Naked young Heracles kneeling r. on rocky ground, head to front, strangling the Nemean lion with both arms. Dewing 926 (these dies). Bérend, Denys I, 38.21 (this coin).
Rare. A wonderful portrait of fine style struck in high relief and a finely
detailed reverse composition. Extremely fine
Ex Vinchon sale 11-13 April 1988, 10.

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