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Fine Style Panormos Tetradrachm

Triton XV, Lot: 1067. Estimate $25000.
Sold for $35000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Panormos (as Ziz). Circa 405-380 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.17 g, 3h). Charioteer, holding kentron in left hand, reins in both, driving fast quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer with wreath she holds with both hands; in exergue, ketos right and Punic ṢYṢ / Head of female left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; three dolphins around. Jenkins, Punic 30 (O7/R26); SNG ANS 538 (same obv. die); SNG Lloyd 1583 (same dies); SNG Ashmoleon 2137 = ACGC 867 (same obv. die); Rizzo pl. LXIV, 27; Jameson 689 (same obv. die). Superb EF, wonderfully toned. Fine style and struck from dies influenced by the Sicilian masters.

Ex Pierre Arnaud Collection (Hess-Divo 307, 8 June 2007), lot 1064 (hammer 36,000 CHF); Münzen und Medaillen AG 79 (28 February 1994), lot 147.