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CNG 112, Lot: 90. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 17.15 g, 8h). Struck circa 450-440 BC. Charioteer driving slow quadriga right; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer; in exergue, ketos right / Head of Arethousa right, hair bound in thin band; four dolphins around. Boehringer Series XVIb, – (V288/R391 [unlisted die combination]); SNG ANS 184 (same rev. die); Boston MFA 378–9 (same obv. die); Bement 79 (same rev. die); Jameson 769 (same rev. die); Pozzi 581 (same rev. die). Toned, die breaks, a few spots of roughness. Near VF.

From the John L. Cowan Collection. Ex Pegasi BBS 152 (22 August 2017), lot 40; Lanz 22 (10 May 1982), lot 148 (incorrect Boehringer number referenced).