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SICILY - SYRACUSE 317-289 Reign of Agathocles Laureate...

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SICILY - SYRACUSE 317-289 Reign of Agathocles Laureate head of Apollo to left. R/. Bige of horses galloped by an charioteer holding kentron and reins. Under the horses, a triskel. In exergue, T. ♦ Pozzi 639-640; SNG Lloyd 1474; Bérend pl.9 11; du Chastel XIV, 159 var. 50 litra gold decadrachm (2.85 g) Very rare. Portrait of great finesse and high relief. Superb. Agathocles probably chose the type of staters of Philip II of Macedonia because it was familiar to Greek mercenaries.

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