Printed Auction 37 Lot 14

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Die by Phrygillos
Printed Auction 37 Lot 14

SICILY. Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 B.C. Æ hemilitron. 3.76 gm. 17 mm. Dies signed by Phrygillos. Struck circa 405 B.C. Head of Arethousa left wearing earrings, hair in sphendone, Φ behind / Wheel of four spokes; ΣΥ-ΡΑ in upper quarters, dolphins in lower quarters. CNS II p. 45, 19. HGC 2, 1479. Good Very Fine; exquisite style; well centered and attractive with rich green patina. Scarce.

Note the exquisite style, attributed to the engraver Phrygillos, an example of the brilliance of late 5th century die engraving in Sicily, where some of the finest engravers in the Greek world were working. (Cf. lot 15, immediately following.)

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