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Sicily, Syracuse, Silver Litra

Sicily, Syracuse (Second Democracy, 466-406 B.C.), Silver Litra. Struck c. 460-450 B.C. ΣVRA, pearl-diademed head of Arethusa facing right, rev. octopus, 0.65g. (Boehringer 457 (V*242/R328); SNG Fitzwilliam 1204). Light porosity, dark tone, very fine to good very fine.

This popular issue has the fascinating hidden legend 'ΣYRAKOY' formed by the tentacles of the octopus.

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