GREEK COINS. SICILIA.
SYRACUSE. Hieron II, king 274-216 BC. Decadrachm, gold, about 217-216. AV 4.26 g. Head l. of Kore-Persephone, crowned with ears of corn, wearing ear-pendant and necklace, hair falling down neck in long plait; in field r., [torch]. Rev. ΙΕΡΩΝΟΣ Fast biga l., driver holding reins with his l. hand, kentron in his r. hand; between horses legs, monogram; around, linear circle. Carrocchio, Ierone II pl. III, 38 (same dies); SNG ANS 865866 var.; Naster, Collection L. de Hirsch (1959), 126, 703 (obv. with torch).
Rare. Beautiful hellenistic style. Extremely fine.