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Ex Star Collection

Triton XXI, Lot: 347. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $21000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 17.41 g, 5h). Struck circa 466-460 BC. Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both, driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses with open wreath held in both hands; in exergue, ketos right / Head of Arethousa right, wearing pearl tainia, single-pendant earring, and necklace; ΣVR-A-KO-ΣIOИ and four dolphins around. Boehringer Series XIIIa, 410 (V212/R289); HGC 2, 1309; SNG ANS 408; SNG Fitzwilliam 1208 (same rev. die); SNG Lloyd 1308 (same obv. die); BMC 71 (same rev. die); Boston MFA 359 = Warren 341 (same obv. die). Choice EF, attractively toned. Well struck on a broad flan. Rare first issue of the Second Democracy.

Ex Triton XIX (5 January 2016), lot 48; Star Collection (LHS 102, 29 April 2008), lot 86; Classical Numismatic Group 40 (with Numismatica Ars Classica, 4 December 1996), lot 844.