Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 92 - Part I   |   23 - 24 May 2016
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Session 1, Lot 134





Estimate: 5'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 4'000 CHF Price realized: 10'000 CHF
GREEK COINS
Syracuse
Tetradrachm in the manner of Eukleidas circa 405-400, AR 17.14 g. Fast quadriga driven l. by chiton clad charioteer, holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying r. to crown him. In exergue, dolphin to l. Rev. SU - RA - K - O - S [IW] - N Head of Arethusa l., hair bound with sphendone over which several tresses fly back. Around, four dolphins: two swimming l. downwards and two r., upwards. SNG ANS 299 (these dies). Dewing 859 (these dies). Tudeer 98.
A wonderful representation of Arethusa of fine style. Lovely iridescent tone, obverse
as usual slightly off-centre, otherwise good extremely fine
From a Swiss private collection and privately purchased in 1983.

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