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Triton XXI, Lot: 341. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Messana. 478-476 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.33 g, 1h). Charioteer, holding kentron in left hand, reins in both, driving slow biga of mules right; olive leaf and berry in exergue / Hare springing right; MESSE-И-IO-И around. Caltabiano Series IIB, 75 (D41/R38); HGC 2, 779; SNG ANS 318; Bement 405 (same dies); Hunterian 3 (same dies); Randazzo 105–6 (same dies). Good VF, toned. Early die state. Rare in this condition.

From the J. L. Gomer Collection. Ex Triton XVII (7 January 2014), lot 52.