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Triton XXI, Lot: 351. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $22500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.39 g, 5h). Struck circa 413-405 BC. Charioteer, wearing long chiton, holding kentron in right hand and reins in both, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath held in her extended hands; in exergue, grain ear left / Head of Arethousa right, hair in sphendone, wearing hoop earring and linear necklace with small pendants; [Σ]YPAK-O-ΣI-[ΩN] and four dolphins swimming around. Tudeer 65 (V22/R43); HGC 2, 1339; Basel 467 (same dies); Dieudonné 171 (same dies); Gillet 634 (this coin); Kraay & Hirmer 115 (same dies); de Luynes 1222 (same dies). Near EF, toned, struck on a slightly compact flan. Artisitc representation of Arethousa.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 92 (23 May 2016), lot 102; Numismatica Ars Classica 2 (21 February 1990), lot 102; Charles Gillet Collection, 634.