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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1220. Estimate $5000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $6200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Circa 415-405 BC. Reverse die signed by Sosion. AR Tetradrachm (17.13 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above crowning charioteer / SVRAKO-SIO-N, head of Arethusa left wearing ampyx, looped earrings and necklace; ampyx signed SOSI/WN in two lines; four dolphins around. Tudeer 2 (V1/R2); Rizzo pl. xlii, 2 (same dies); Kraay-Hirmer 97 (same dies); Antikenmuseum Basel 455 (this coin). Toned, near EF, large flan, hairline flan crack. ($5000)

From the William N. Rudman Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 13 (8 October 1998), lot 455.