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Triton XV, Lot: 1044. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $9500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Messana. 425-421 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.25 g, 7h). Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both, driving slow biga of mules right; above, Nike flying right, crowning mules with wreath in her extended right hand, holding fillet in left; leaf with berry in exergue / Hare springing right; below, dolphin right; MEΣΣA-N-I-ON around. Caltabiano 494 (D201/R202); Rizzo –; SNG ANS 357 (same obv. die); SNG Lloyd 1094 (same dies); SNG Tübingen 608 (same dies); Jameson 649 (same obv. die). Superb EF, lightly toned, lustrous.

Ex Numismatica Genevensis SA 5 (2 December 2008), lot 32.