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89001075
Triton XV, Lot: 1075. Estimate $75000.
Sold for $65000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AR Dekadrachm (34mm, 43.26 g, 7h). Unsigned dies in the style of Euainetos. Struck circa 405-400 BC. Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with open wreath held in both hands; below heavy exergual line, [military harness], shield, greaves, cuirass, and crested Attic helmet, all connected by a horizontal spear; [AΘΛA below] / Head of Arethusa left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; [ΣY-PA-K-O-ΣIΩN above], scallop shell behind neck, four dolphins around. Gallatin dies R.XI/E.I; SNG ANS 372 (same dies); SNG Lloyd –; Dewing 909 (same obv. die); Hunterian 55 (same dies); Boston MFA 426 = Warren 359 (same dies). EF, lightly toned, a hint of die rust, minor marks on edge. Excellent metal.