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Estimate: 2'000 USD   |   Starting price: 1'600 USD Price realized: 2'400 USD
Sicily. Syracuse. Tetradrachm.
c. 410-405 BC. Tetradrachm, 17.33gg (7h). Obv: Quadriga galloping left, driven by female charioteer, holding long torch in right hand; above, Nike flying right to crown the charioteer; in exergue, ear of wheat. Rx: Head of Arethusa right, wearing crescent earring with hanging pendants and simple necklace, hair bound up in bun; around, two dolphins swimming down to right, one swimming down to left, and one swimming up from below Arethusa┬┤s neck. Tudeer 61. SNG ANS 280. Gulbenkian 283. Ex Philip T. Ashton Collection. This coin is flawlessly centered with all four dolphins on the reverse, and complete quadriga with Nike flying above on obverse. Struck on an exceptionally broad flan and beautifully toned. There are some minor contact marks on the cheek, but this is an exceptional example of this highly desirable and rare issue. VF.

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