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Triton XV, Lot: 1074. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.30 g, 10h). In the style of Eukleidas. Struck circa 405 BC. Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand and reins in both, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath held in both hands; in exergue, dolphin right / Head of Arethusa left, hair in bands, wearing double-loop earring and plain necklace with frontal pendant; [ΣY-PAK]-OΣ-IΩ-И (the Ω inverted) and four dolphins around. Tudeer 96c (V34/R65); SNG ANS 299–300 (same obv. die); BMC 196 (same dies) SNG Fitzwilliam 1253 (same dies); Rizzo pl. XLVIII, 15 (same obv. die); Gulbenkian 297 (same obv. die). Good VF, toned, some die wear, slight die shift, small dig at center of obverse.

From the Deyo Collection. Ex UBS 49 (11 September 2000), lot 25.