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Lot 95

Estimate: 12'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 9'600 CHF Price realized: 9'600 CHF
Syracuse. Tetradrachm signed by Eu… and Eukleidas circa 410, AR 17.27 g. Prancing quadriga driven l. by charioteer holding kentron and reins and leaning forward to restrain horses; above, Nike flying r. to crown him. Beneath horses, the signature EY; in exergue, dolphin swimming r. pursuing a fish (the latter off flan). Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΣ Head of Arethusa l, wearing hook earring and necklace; hair is caught up at the back and styled in serpentine waves. Beneath chin, not visible, a diptych with inscribed tablets ΣΥΚΑ / ΣΙΑΑ. At either side of head, two dolphins swimming snout to snout. Rizzo pl. 42, 16 (these dies). Kent-Hirmer 100 (this reverse die). AMB 457 (these dies). Tudeer 30.
Rare. A very attractive issue, the work of two celebrated master-engravers. Minor traces
of overstriking on obverse, otherwise about extremely fine

From an American private collection.

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