Sicily, Syracuse. Hieron II, 275-215 BC. AE (Bronze, 29mm, 18.13 g 12). Diademed head of Hieron II to left; behind head, ram’s head to right. Rev. ΙΕΡΩΝΟΣ Helmeted cavalryman riding horse prancing to right, holding couched lance with his right hand; below right, monogram of ΑΡ. CNS 193 (Ds15/R1.3) var. SNG ANS -. Apparently unpublished and very rare. Of exceptionally fine style and with a lovely green patina. Extremely fine.
From an English collection.
This coin comes from a well-documented and extensive series of bronzes minted by Hieron II. However, the very high quality of the engraving makes it stand out from all the others and suggests that it is one of the prototypes for the entire issue. The ram’s head and neck symbol on the obverse is quite exceptional too.
|Price realized||5'600 CHF|
|Starting price||5'600 CHF|