Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 92 - Part I   |   23 - 24 May 2016
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Session 1, Lot 129





Estimate: 15'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 12'000 CHF Price realized: 13'000 CHF
GREEK COINS
Syracuse
Tetradrachm circa 460-440, AR 17.49 g. Slow quadriga driven r. by charioteer, holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying r. to crown horses; in exergue, pystrix to r. Rev. ΣΥΡAKOΣI – O – N Head of Arethusa r., wearing pearl diadem, earring and dotted necklace; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. SNG ANS 147 (these dies). Randazzo 534 (this coin). Boehringer 474.
Struck on exceptionally fresh metal and with a delightful iridescent tone.
die-break on reverse, otherwise virtually as struck and almost Fdc
Ex Leu sale 72, 1998, 101 and Bowers & Ruddy Galleries, Masterpiece of Ancient Coinage, 9.

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