SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy, 466-405 BC. Dilitron (Gold, 11 mm, 1.77 g, 5 h), signed by the engraver Mi..., struck circa 406. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with a coiled serpent and a palmette; below neck, engraver’s initials; to left, fillet bearing the name of the Syrakusans. Rev. Facing head of the Medusa, with tongue outstretched, at the center of an aegis ornamented with coiling snakes. C. Boehringer, “Zu Finanzpolitik und Münzprägung des Dionysios von Syrakus”, Essays Thompson, pl. 38, 12. Same dies as Roma XI, 2016, 114. Very rare, one of a few known examples. Some scratches on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
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