Sicily, Syracuse, Queen Philistis, Silver 16 Litrai

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Sicily, Syracuse, Queen Philistis (wife of Hieron II). Silver Tetradrachm, 275-215 BC. Obverse: Veiled head of the Queen facing left, ear of corn behind. Reverse:ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔOΣ, Nike driving fast quadriga…
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Description

Sicily, Syracuse, Queen Philistis (wife of Hieron II).

Silver Tetradrachm, 275-215 BC.

Obverse: Veiled head of the Queen facing left, ear of corn behind.
Reverse:ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔOΣ, Nike driving fast quadriga right, crescent above, grain ear to right.

(SNG ANS 882).

Extremely Fine. Some minor scratches. Exceptional iridescent toning.

13.45g.

Queen Philistis is a key example of a monarch known only from her coinage. The wife of Hieron II, tyrant of Syracuse, coins bearing her portrait were issued from c.275-215 BC and feature the queen wearing a veil.

Specification

Period275 - 215 BC
Date275-215 BC
Coin Group

Ancient Greece

Denomination

16 Litrai

Coin Ruler

Syracuse

Country

Italy and Sicily

Coin House

Sicily

Metal

Silver

ReferencesSNG ANS 882
Weight13.45 g

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