Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 92 - Part I   |   23 - 24 May 2016 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
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Session 1, Lot 131

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.

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