SICILY. Galaria. Circa 460 BC. Litra (Silver, 11.5 mm, 0.65 g, 11 h). Σ-OTE-R (retrograde) Zeus seated left on throne, holding a long, eagle-topped scepter in his right hand and resting his left on the throne. Rev. CA - ΛA Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos in his right hand and, in his left, a vine with a bunch of grapes. Jameson 574. Jenkins, Coinages, Group I. SNG ANS 1. Very rare, nicely centered, sharp and attractively toned. Some remaining encrustations as found, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
From the Vineyard Collection, ex Numismatica Ars Classica 23, 19 March 2002, 1087.
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