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Lot 20

Estimate: 10'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 10'000 CHF Price realized: 13'000 CHF
SICILY. SYRACUSE. Tetradrachm, about 485-480 BC. AR 17.07 g. Slow quadriga l., the driver, wearing sleeveless, long chiton, holding the reins with both his hands; above, Nike flying l. to crown horses. Rev. ΣVΡ-Α - ΚΟ - Σ-Ι - ΟΝ Head of Arethusa r., wearing a necklace, the long hair tied up in the neck into a pearl band; around, four dolphins, all within incuse round. Boehringer 127, 76 (these dies); Randazzo 63, 246 (these dies); SNG ANS 19 (these dies).

Excellent transitional style. Nice old cabinet tone. Almost extremely fine

Provenance: Auction Roma Numismatics, Ltd.- London Ancient Coins IV (2012), 77.

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