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Syracuse, Sicily, Hiketas, 287 - 278 B.C.
This combination of obverse and reverse control symbols (thunderbolt / star) is not published in the many references examined by Forum, however, we know of about a half dozen examples. The thunderbolt obverse control is most often combined with A over a star reverse left. The star reverse control is paired with a variety of obverse controls most commonly a trophy or bucranium.
GI87381. Bronze litra
, cf. Calciati
II p. 303, 157 Ds 59 Rs 14; SNG Mün
1308; SNG ANS
810; SNG Morcom
783; BMC Sicily
p. 204, 473, VF, dark patina
, tight flan
, some bumps, scratch, and mild corrosion, Syracuse
10.719g, maximum diameter
22.2mm, die axis
, 287 - 278 B.C.; obverse
∆IOΣ EΛΛANIOY, beardless and laureate head
of Zeus Hellanios left, thunderbolt (control symbol) behind; reverse
ΣYPAKOΣIΩN (upward on left, undivided), eagle
with wings open standing left atop fulmen
(control symbol) lower left, linear border
; apparently unpublished
; rare variant
Catalog current as of Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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