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    - ID: 336

    Submitter: IBSCCs Admin

    Added: 1998-03-22

    SICILY. Syracuse.
    Agathokles, 317-289 B.C.

    El(?)-Pentadrachm, c. 295 B.C.
    Av.: Head of Persephone to l.
    Rv.: Bull walking to l., head lowered.
    1,23 g. c. 11 mm.

    Ref.: cf. Ars Classica 17, 1934, lot 271.

    BoC: 21/2, 1996/7, p. 19.

    FAKE – This curious counterfeit can be traced back to an auction in the early 1960s. Genuine coins of this issue are struck in gold, not electrum (or very pale gold) and weigh c. 1,45 g.