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Lot 193

Estimate: 6'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 4'800 CHF ---
Syracuse. Tetradrachm circa 460-440, AR 17.39 g. Slow quadriga driven r. by charioteer, holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying r. to crown horses; in exergue, sea monster to r. Rev. ΣVΡAK – OΣ – I – O – N Head of Arethusa r., hair bound with fillet, wearing earring and dotted necklace; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Rizzo pl. XXXVII, 12 (this obverse die). SNG Lockett 937 (these dies). SNG Lloyd 1325 (this reverse die). SNG ANS 178 (this reverse die). AMB 439 (this obverse die). Dewing 806 (this reverse die). Boehringer 534.
An interesting portrait struck on a very broad flan, obverse from
a slightly rusty die, otherwise good extremely fine

From a private American collection and privately purchased in the mid 90’s.

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