Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 110   |   24 September 2018 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
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Lot 10





Estimate: 6'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 4'800 CHF Price realized: 5'000 CHF
Syracuse. Tetradrachm circa 478-475, AR 17.31 g. Slow quadriga driven r. by charioteer, holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying r. to crown horses. Rev. ΣV – RAK – O – Σ – Ι – ΟΝ Pearl-diademed head of Arethusa r., wearing necklace; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. SNG ANS 63 (these dies). Boehringer 197 (V88/R136).
A superb portrait, work of a talented master-engraver, perfectly centred on a large flan with
an enchanting old cabinet tone. Unobtrusive die-breaks on reverse,
otherwise extremely fine
From an old French collection and sold with a French export licence.

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