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Lot 196





Estimate: 6'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 4'800 CHF Price realized: 9'000 CHF
Syracuse. Tetradrachm signed by Eumenes and Euainetos circa 410, AR 17.39 g. Fast quadriga driven r. by charioteer holding reins and kentron. Above, Nike flying l., carrying in one hand a wreath to crown him, and in the other a cord from which hangs a rectangular tablet inscribed EYAIN / ETO. In exergue two dolphins swimming toward each other. Rev. Head of Arethusa l., wearing sphendone and ampyx ornamented with stars; beneath neck truncation, EVME – NO – Y. Around, four dolphins. Rizzo pl. 43,8. SNG ANS 271 (these dies). Tudeer 44. Coins, Artists and Tyrants 44a-b (this coin, wrongly cited twice).
Very rare. A superb issue work of two skilled and celebrated master engravers.
Lovely old cabint tone and about extremely fine / good very fine

Ex NFA XXII, 1989, 210; NFA XXX, 1992, 19 and Sotheby's Zurich 26 October 1993, 246 sales.

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