Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 96   |   6 October 2016
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Estimate: 7'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 5'600 CHF Price realized: 9'500 CHF
Greek Coins
Sicily, Syracuse. Tetradrachm circa 485-483 BC, AR 16.97 g.
Description Slow quadriga driven r. by charioteer holding reins and kentron; above, Nike flying r. to crown the horses. Rev. SVRA – KOSI – O – N Head of Arethusa r., hair bound with beaded fillet and wearing earring and necklace; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. References
Jameson 742 (this obverse die)
Rizzo pl. XXXIV, 10 (this obverse die)
McClean 2601 (this obverse die)
Gillet 531 (this coin)
D. Knoepfler, "La chronologie du monnayage de Syracuse sous les Deinoménides" in SNR
71 (1992), pl. II, 13 (this coin)
Boehringer 45 Condition
Struck on a very broad flan and with a superb old cabinet tone. Extremely fine Provenance
Ars Classica sale XVI, 1933, 651
Sotheby’s NY, 21 June 1990, Nelson Bunker Hunt collection part II, 246
Leu sale 81, 2001, 101
Leu sale 102, 2008, 78
Hess-Divo sale 329, 2015, 24
The Charles Gillet collection
The Dr. Patrick Tan collection

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