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Lot 97





Estimate: 10'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 8'000 CHF Price realized: 8'000 CHF
Syracuse. Tetradrachm unsigned work of Parmenides circa 405, AR 17.20 g. Fast quadriga driven l. by charioteer holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying r. to crown him. Below the horses' legs, ivy leaf and in exergue, ear of corn l. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙ-Ω-Ν Head of Arethusa l., wearing large band decorated with stars, a double-hook earring and a necklace; around, four dolphins. Rizzo pl. 48, 12 (these dies). SNG ANS 290 (these dies). Tudeer 82.
Extremely rare and in unusually fine condition for the issue. Light iridescent
tone, weakly struck on obverse, otherwise about extremely fine

Ex M&M 89, 2000, Sutter, 81 and New York VII, 2004, Bayer, 14 sales.

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