SICILY, Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny.
|Sale: CNG 79, Lot: 95. Estimate $1500.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 17 September 2008.
Sold For $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
485-466 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.86 g, 8h). Struck under Gelon, circa 480-478 BC. Charioteer driving slow quadriga right, holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses with wreath / Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Boehringer group VIa, 65.2 (O32/R43; this coin); SNG ANS 16; BMC 16; de Luynes 1146 (all from the same dies). Good VF, toned, minor roughness, small die break on obverse.
From the Paul H. Gerrie Collection. Ex Pegasi VIII (29 April 2003), lot 846; J. Hirsch XXIII (14 November 1912 [Tom Virzi Collection]), lot 154.