SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC.
|Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 21. Estimate CHF5500.
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012.
Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.33 g 6), c. 466-460. Charioteer driving quadriga walking to right, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in both; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in exergue, ketos to right. Rev.
ΣΥRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Diademed head of Arethusa to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins swimming right. BMC 72 (same dies
). Boehringer 481 (V256/R345). SNG ANS 149 (same dies
). With a lovely and detailed head of Arethusa, her eye nearly in profile. Obverse lightly struck, otherwise
, extremely fine.
Ex Triton XI, 8 January 2008, 57.