Estimate: 15'000 CHF
Starting price: 12'000 CHF
Price realized: 13'000 CHF
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.