Agathokles, Tyrant of Syracuse 317-289 BC

,  Nearly Mint State

Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet adorned with a griffin. Rev. Winged thunderbolt; royal title above and below; beneath monogram. SNG ANS 702 var. Gulbenkian 339.

Known from six obverse and seven reverse dies, this handsome and short-lived coinage was clearly struck for a specific occasion, most likely, in conjunction with preparations for renewed war with Carthage.