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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 31. Estimate CHF65000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF67000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 43.28 g 4), Unsigned but by Euainetos, c. 400-390 BC. Charioteer, wearing long chiton, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in his left, driving a racing quadriga to left; above, Nike flying right to crown the charioteer; in the exergue on two steps, a panoply of arms. Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ Head of Arethusa to left, wearing wreath of reeds, pendant earring and necklace; around her head, four dolphins; below her chin, pellet; behind her neck, eight-pointed star. Gallatin R.XXIII/K. Ia. Jameson 830 (this coin). A particularly lovely example, beautifully toned and of splendid metal quality. Extremely fine.

From the CM Collection, Switzerland, acquired in the 1970s from Leo Mildenberg, and from the estate of Jacob Hirsch, ex Jameson 830, and ex Egger 18, 10 December 1906, 178.