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AR Hieron II 16 Litrai, Syracuse 275-215 B.C.(13.6g) O: Veiled and diad. hd. of Queen Philistis l.; behind, filleted thyrsos; BMC 553. R: Nike driving a slow quadriga r., to r. A; BASILISSAS [PHI I] LISTIDOS G: ex Glendining 3/10/73, Lot 9; Toned EF/GVF S: SPINK NUM CIRC XCIX(10) 12/91 (lot 7838)

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It's every bit as nice, or nicer, in hand. This is one of my favorite coins because of the toning and the beatifically beautiful portrait of Philistis on the obverse. The reverse die was a little worn, but the reverse is still well struck with all four horses nicely portrayed. -c
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