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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1226. Estimate $15000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $9000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Circa 405-400 BC. Unsigned dies by Kimon. AR Dekadrachm (43.21 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer; below heavy exergual line: a military harness, shield, greaves, cuirass and Attic helmet all connected by a horizontal spear, AQLA below / [SURAK-OSIW], head of Arethusa left, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace, hair restrained at back of head in an open weave sakkos; all surrounded by four dolphins swimming. Jongkees, "The Kimonian Decadrachms," 12 (C/l); SNG ANS 360 (same dies); Gulbenkian 309 (same dies). Toned, good VF, fairly early die state with only a trace of obverse die rust. ($15,000)