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ID:     12929
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Syracuse
Issuer:     Dionysius I
Date Ruled:     405-367 BC
Denomination:     100 Litrai
Date Struck:     405-400 BC
Diameter:     14 mm
Weight:     5.79 g
Die Axis:     3 h
Obverse Legend:     ΣΥΡΑ[ΚΟΣΙΩΝ]
Obverse Description:     Head of Arethusa to left wearing triple pendant earring and pearl necklace, and with her hair gathered up at the back in a sakkos ornamented with two stars; behind her neck, star of eight rays.
Reverse Description:     Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean lion
Primary Reference:     SNG ANS 338 (same obverse die)
Reference2:     Bérend 41.1 (this coin)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     gEF
Notes:     (1) Unsigned, but in the style of Kimon, c. 405-400. (2) Classical Numismatic Group Nomos AG 2013 List: Lot No. 5 (3) Ex NGSA 6, 30 November 2010, 29, Hess-Divo 311, 22 October 2008, 331 and Bank Leu 48, 10 May 1989, 68..