SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I.
|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 702. Estimate $15000.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $17000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
405-367 BC. AR Dekadrachm (42.47 g, 7h). Reverse die signed by Euainetos
. Struck circa 405-400 BC. Charioteer driving fast quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath; below heavy exergual line, a military harness, shield, greaves, cuirass, and Attic helmet, all connected by a horizontal spear; [AQLA
below] / [SU-RA-KOS-IWN]
, wreathed head of Arethusa left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; surrounded by four dolphins; EYA[INE] below lower dolphin. Gallatin dies R.III/C.VI; cf. Boehringer, Finanzpolitik
, pl. 38, 2; SNG ANS 364 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 689 (same obv. die); BMC 178 (same dies); Basel 480 = Kraay & Hirmer 105 = Rizzo pl. LIV, 6 (same dies); Gulbenkian 312 (same obv. die); Dewing 882 (same dies). Good VF, dark find patina, minimal die rust. ($15,000)From the John F. Sullivan Collection. Ex Leu 72 (12 May 1998), lot 110.