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Lot 9

Estimate: 30'000 EUR   |   Starting price: 18'000 EUR Price realized: 37'500 EUR
SIZILIEN. SYRACUSE. Decadrachm, unsigned work by Euainetos, circa 400 BC. Fast quadriga driven left by charioteer, holding reins and kentron; in field above, Nike flying right to crown him. In exergue, display of military harness set on two steps and below left, [ΑΘΛΑ]. Rev. ΣY- Ρ-Α-Κ-ΟΣΙΩΝ. Head of Arethusa (Kore-Persephone)left, wearing barley-wreath, triple pendant earring and beaded necklace; around three dolphins, while a fourth makes dorsal contact with neck truncation. Below chin, pellet. Rizzo pl. LIII, 18 (these dies); SNG Lloyd 472 (this obverse die); Dewing 923 (this obverse die); Gallatin J.V/ R.XXII, 4 43,38g. Rare. Extremely fine.
The fact that Euainetos is the best master in history is proven by the amount of different coinages, both contemporary and later, that try to imitate his impeccable style. This is particularly evident for the beautiful female head of Arethusa that wes imitated throughout the 4th and 3rd century BC.

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