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Triton XXI, Lot: 358. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Thermai Himeraiai. Punic Issues. Circa 350-330 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.15 g, 10h). Charioteer, wearing long chiton, holding kentron in extended right hand and reins in left, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath held in her extended hands; altar in exergue / Head of Arethousa right, wearing wreath of grain ears, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; four dolphins swimming around, ram of ship to right. Jenkins, Punic 4 (D2/R4); Campana 12; HGC 2, 1611 corr. (four dolphins, this coin illustrated); SNG Lloyd 1039 (same dies). Near EF, toned, die rust on obverse, a couple light marks under tone on reverse. Extremely rare, six recorded by Campana, two additional in CoinArchives (including the present piece).

From the J. L. Gomer Collection. Ex Obolos 4 (21 February 2016), lot 114; Künker 270 (2 October 2015), lot 8109; Hess-Divo 320 (26 October 2011), 53.