Estimate: 25'000 CHF
Starting price: 20'000 CHF
Price realized: 40'000 CHF
Tetradrachm circa 415-405, AR 17.33 g. Prancing quadriga driven l. by charioteer holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying r. to crown him; in exergue, cockle-shell. Rev. ΣΥΡAKO – ΣION Head of Arethusa l., hair brought up to crown of head and tied, wearing earing and necklace; around, four dolphins. Rizzo pl. XLII, 5 (these dies). Jameson 791 (this obverse die). Tudeer 11.
Very rare and among the finest specimens known. An unusual and interesting representation
of Arethusa struck in high relief on a very broad flan and with a lovely iridescent tone.
An unobtrusive die-break on reverse, otherwise good extremely fine
Ex Astarte sale IX, 2002, 210.