A Masterpiece of the Classical Era - Signed by Euainetos
|Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 81. Estimate $30000.
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009.
Sold For $37500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 412-403 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.21 g, 7h). Obverse die signed by Euainetos. Charioteer, holding goad in right hand and reins in both, driving fast quadriga left, passing turn-post to right; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath and holding plaque inscribed EYAIN; crab in exergue / Wreathed head of Apollo left; KATANAIΩN above, bell hanging on knotted cord before, crawfish behind. Mirone 68; SNG ANS 1260; SNG Lloyd 901; Rizzo pl. XIV, 6; Basel 334; Gulbenkian 188-9; Jameson 550; Pozzi 965; Kraay & Hirmer 42 (all from the same dies). Good VF, attractive light toning, underlying luster. Exceptional centering and strike. One of the classical masterpieces.