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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1225. Estimate $12500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $18000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Circa 405-400 BC. Unsigned dies by Kimon. AR Tetradrachm (17.33 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both hands; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer; dolphin left in exergue / SURAKOSIW, head of Arethusa left, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace, hair restrained with an ampyx and at back of head in an open weave sakkos; all surrounded by four dolphins swimming. Tudeer 105 (V36/R72); SNG Lockett 3519 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1409 (same dies); Gulbenkian 299 (same dies). Lightly toned EF, worn obverse die. Rare. ($12,500)

Ex Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 88 (17 May 1999), lot 98.