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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1227. Estimate $10000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $12500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Circa 405-400 BC. Unsigned dies by Kimon. AR Dekadrachm (42.43 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, AQL[A] 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). Near EF, moderate obverse die rust. ($10,000)

From the Robert Schonwalter Collection.