SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I.
|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 703. Estimate $15000.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $18000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
405-367 BC. AR Dekadrachm (41.87 g, 12h). Unsigned dies in the style of 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] / [SUR-AK-O]SI-WN
, wreathed head of Arethusa left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; surrounded by four dolphins; pellet below chin, star of four rays behind neck. Gallatin dies R.XXII/J.VIA (unlisted die combination); cf. Boehringer, Finanzpolitik
, pl. 38, 2; SNG ANS -; cf. SNG Copenhagen 694 (same obv. die); Rizzo pl. 53, 17 (same obv. die); BMC 182/183 (same obv./rev. die); Boston MFA 430 (same obv. die); SNG Tübingen 655 (same obv. die); Dewing 923 (same obv. die). Good VF, toned, usual minor die rust, die break on reverse. ($15,000)From the Tony Hardy Collection.