SICILY. Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II, 275-215 BC. 5 Litrai (Silver, 19 mm, 4.46 g, 9 h), 216-215. Diademed and veiled bust of Philistis to left; behind, palm branch. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ / ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ Nike driving biga galloping to right; to right, E. Bucetti 1248 (same dies). Caltabiano/Oteri, Siracusa ellenistica, Fase E, 224 (D4/R3). Enna 51 (same obverse die). SNG Lockett 1016. Rare. Sharply struck and most attractive. Minor marks and minor traces of corrosion, otherwise, extremely fine.
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