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SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 15.99 g, 1 h), circa 475-470. Charioteer driving quadriga walking to right, holding goad in his right hand and reins in his left; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣYRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Diademed head of Arethusa to right, her hair drawn up at the back and wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins swimming right. Boehringer 241 ff. Nicely toned. Somewhat corroded, otherwise, very fine.
From an old Swiss collection, kept in a bank safe in Zurich since 1969.