GREEK COINS. SICILIA.
SYRACUSE. Hieron II, king 274-216 BC. 16 Litrai in the name of his wife Philistis. AR 14.03 g. Diademed and veiled head of Philistis l., behind, palm branch. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ - ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ Nike, wearing long chiton and holding palm branch, driving slow quadriga r.; A below the forelegs of the horses. Caltabiano/Carroccio 175,184.4 (this specimen); SNG ANS 869.
Light metal flaws. Almost extremely fine
Provenance: Auction Adolph Hess AG, Lucerne - Bank Leu & Co. AG, Zürich 28 (Lucerne 1965), 108.