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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
610378
Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 378. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Circa 405-395 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.20 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both hands; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer, dolphin swimming left in exergue / Head of Arethusa left, large band in hair from under which hair flows upward and backward in flame-like locks (depicting her hair floating beneath the water), surrounded by four dolphins swimming. Tudeer 90 (V33/R62). Toned VF. Rare die combination, only two specimens cited by Tudeer. ($750)