Estimate: 5000 CHF
Price realized: 13 000 CHF
SICILY. Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 16.82 g, 4 h), 305-295. ΚΟΡΑΣ Head of Kore to right, wearing grain wreath, pendant earring and a pearl necklace. Rev. ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΣ Nike, bare to the waist, standing right, attaching armor to a trophy to her right, she holds a nail in her right hand and a hammer in her left; in field to right, triskeles of legs to right; in field to left, monogram of ΑΙ. Ierardi 85 (O17/R56). SNG ANS 664 (same dies). SNG Lockett 1004 (same dies). A lovely, toned coin, struck from very well-made dies of unusually fine, early Hellenistic style. Flan fault on the obverse edge and some minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
From the Aletheia Collection, ex Triton VI, 14 January 2003, 119.