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89001069
Triton XV, Lot: 1069. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny. 485-466 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.32 g, 12h). Struck under Hieron I, circa 466 BC. Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand and reins in left, driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses with open wreath held in both hands; in exergue, ketos right / Head of Arethusa right, hair in pearl band, wearing loop earring with single pendant and pearl necklace; ΣV-[R]-AK-O-ΣIO-И and four dolphins around. Boehringer 408 (V211/R288); SNG ANS 128; Hunterian 20; Bement 1050 (all from the same dies). EF, toned. Well centered on a broad flan.