SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. 100 Litrai or Double Dekadrachm (Gold, 13 mm, 5.81 g, 3 h), circa 400-370 BC. ΣYPAKOΣIΩN Female head (of Arethusa?) to left, her hair bound up in a sphendone ornamented with two stars, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; pellet flanking neck. Rev. Youthful Herakles, nude, kneeling right on rocky ground line, wrestling the Nemean lion. Bérend 15.10 (this coin). Jameson 814 (same obverse die). SNG ANS 329 (same dies). SNG Lockett 985 (same dies). A beautiful example with an excellent pedigree. Struck from somewhat worn dies with some breaks, otherwise, good very fine.
Ex Heritage 3048, 11 August 2016, 32011, from the collection of Dr. Lawrence A. Adams, Triton XIX, 5 January 2016, 2018, ex Triton VI, 14 January 2003, 110, Spink 32, 30 November 1983, 11 and Ars Classica XV, 2 July 1930, 375.