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Sale: Nomos 2, Lot: 24. Estimate CHF10000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 17 May 2010. 
Sold For CHF16500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Under the Deinomenids . 485-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.97 g 1), struck circa 485-483. Male charioteer, wearing a long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in both, driving a walking quadriga to right; above Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing necklace and pearl diadem, and with her hair tied in a krobylos that is bound up and falls over her diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 45. Rizzo pl. XXXIV, 22 var. Very rare. Attractively toned and of fine late archaic style. About extremely fine.

From the Patrick H. C. Tan Collection, ex LHS 202, 29 April 2008, 78, Leu 81, 16 May 2001, 101, from the collections of N. B. Hunt, II, Sotheby’s 21 June 1990, 246 and of C. Gillet, ex Ars Classica XVI, 3 July 1933, 651.