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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 361. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $3100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Himera. Circa 409-407 BC. Obverse die signed by the artist MAI. AR Tetradrachm (17.41 gm). The nymph Himera driving unruly quadriga right, holding reins in both hands; Nike flying above, holding wreath and plaque inscribed MAI; sea-monster left in exergue / Himera, standing front, head turned to the left, holding patera in right hand over altar, left hand raised; to right, a satyr bathing in a fountain beneath a lion-headed spout. Arnold-Biucchi, "La monetazione d'argento di himera," in Quaderni Ticinesi XVII (1988), 22 (same dies); Gutmann-Schwabacher 20; Rizzo pl. 21, 23 (same dies); Basel 306 (same dies); Kraay-Hirmer 71 (same dies). Superb EF, lustrous. ($3000)