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Lot 98

Estimate: 3'750 USD   |   Starting price: 3'000 USD Price realized: 3'000 USD
Sicily. Siculo-Punic. Tetradrachm.
c. 320-315 BC. Tetradrachm, 16.87gg (2h). Obv: Head of Arethusa left, of fine Greek style, wearing triple pendant earring and pearl necklace, hair wreathed with grain leaves, four dolphins around. Rx: Punic inscription ‘mmhnt, horse's head left, palm tree behind neck. Jenkins 152 (O47/R137). Ex Philip T. Ashton Collection. Ex Berk 122, 6 September 2001, lot 159. Lustrous and beautifully struck. This Siculo-Punic issue rather exactly copies the Arethusa of Euainetos. Utterly magnificent horse's head on reverse. EF/Mint State.

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