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Sale: Nomos 9, Lot: 58. Estimate CHF48000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 20 October 2014. 
Sold For CHF40000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. c. 466-460 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26mm, 17.43 g 5). Charioteer driving quadriga walking to right, holding goad in his right hand and the reins in both; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses; in exergue, ketos to right. Rev. ΣVR-Α-ΚΟ-ΣΙΟΝ Diademed head of Arethusa to right, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; around, four dolphins swimming right. Boehringer 410 (V212/R289). De Hirsch 561 (same dies). A superb and rare piece. Lightly toned and perfectly struck on a broad, full flan with a wonderful late archaic-early classical head of Arethusa. Good extremely fine.

From the Escalade Collection, Switzerland, and from the Star Collection, LHS 102, 29 April 2008, 86, ex Classical Numismatic Group/Numismatica Ars Classica 40, New York, 4 December 1996, 844.

A remarkable coin of exceptional quality, outstandingly fresh and sharp.