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Triton XXI, Lot: 348. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.33 g, 1h). Struck circa 460-450 BC. Charioteer, wearing long chiton, holding kentron in right hand and reins in both, driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer with open wreath held in both hands; in exergue, ketos right / Diademed head of Arethousa right, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace; ΣVRAKOΣIO-N and four dolphins around. Boehringer Series XIVb, 499 (V263/R356); HGC 2, 1312; SNG ANS 158; BMC 80; Jameson 762 (all from the same dies). Near EF, light gray toning with hues of gold. Struck from artistic reverse die.

From the J. L. Gomer Collection. Ex Triton XVII (7 January 2014), lot 64; Classical Numismatic Group 87 (18 May 2011), lot 227; Classical Numismatic Group 75 (23 May 2007), lot 77.