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CNG 109, Lot: 61. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron I. 478-466 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.45 g, 7h). Struck circa 475-470 BC. Charioteer driving slow quadriga right, holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses with wreath / Head of Arethousa right, wearing pearl tainia, single-pendant earring and necklace; four dolphins around. Boehringer Series XIId, 346 (V170/R244); HGC 2, 1307; SNG ANS 110–1 (same obv. die) and 112 (same rev. die); BMC 45 (same dies); Dewing 776 (same rev. die); Randazzo 516 (same dies). Good VF, attractively toned, a little die wear on obverse.

From the Douglas O. Rosenberg Collection. Ex Friend of a Scholar Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 100, 7 October 2015), lot 1279, purchased from Maison Platt, February 1998.