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Lot 25





Estimate: 10'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 10'000 CHF Price realized: 17'000 CHF
SICILY. SYRACUSE. 100 Litrae, gold, work of the master engraver Kimon (?), about 405-400 BC. AV 5.79 g. ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN Head of Arethusa l., wearing sphendone, ampyx decorated with star, triple pendant earring and necklace; pellet below chin, in field r. AK(retrograd) Rev. Youthful, nude Heracles r., kneeling and wrestling with the lion. D. Bérend, Monnayage d'or 125, 18 (this specimen); SNG ANS 331 (these dies).

Rare. Of best classical style. Extremely fine

Provenance:

I. Vecchi, London- Fixed Price List 13 (1974), 50.

Auction Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel 53 (1977), 41.

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