HIERON II GOLD DECADRACHM OF SYRACUSE – PERSEPHONE AND BIGA TYPE WITH FILLETED PALM CONTROL SYMBOL – MINT STATE STAR FINE STYLE NGC GRADED GREEK SICILY COIN (Inv. 13713)
SICILY. SYRACUSE. HIERON II, ca. 275-215 BC.
Gold Decadrachm (?), 4.29 g., 15 mm., struck ca. 217-215 BC (at the very end of Hieron’s particularly long reign).
Obv. Head of Persephone wearing wreath of grain, filleted palm branch in right field.
Rev. Charioteer driving biga right, IEPΩNOΣ in exergue.
SNG ANS 863 var. (obverse control mark). BMC 509.
NGC graded MINT STATE STAR, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, FINE STYLE, “die shift”, a wonderful coin of exceptional style and with abundant of luster.