Undoubtedly among the finest known examples
Lot 40
SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Litra (Silver, 11 mm, 0.83 g, 1 h), circa 466-460. ΣVR-A Head of Arethousa to right, her hair tied up in a krobylos that is bound up, wearing pearl diadem, single pendant earring and pearl necklace. Rev. Octopus within shallow round incuse. Boehringer Series XIIIa, - (-/R299). HGC 2, 1375. Very sharply struck and with beautiful iridescent toning, a magnificent little coin and undoubtedly among the finest known examples. Very minor deposits on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.

From the collection of Prof. Dr. D. Mannsperger, ex Numismatica Ars Classica 21, 17 May 2001, 117.
2500 CHF
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