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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 122. Estimate CHF7500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.14 g 12), c. 460. Charioteer, wearing long chiton and holding the reins in both hands, driving quadriga trotting to right; above, Nike flying left to crown the charioteer; below, in exergue, ketos swimming right. Rev. ΣVRΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ Head of Arethusa to right, wearing a pearl diadem, a pearl necklace, and a drop earring, and with her hair tied in a krobylos, which is bound up and falls over the diadem; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 442. Jameson 758. Rare. A beautifully toned and well struck example of lovely style. Minor traces of corrosion on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.

From a European collection, bought in the 1980s.