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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 91. Estimate $10000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Time of Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AR Dekadrachm (43.07 gm). Unsigned dies in the style of Euainetos. Struck circa 405-400 BC. Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying right above, crowning charioteer; below heavy exergual line: a military harness, shield, greaves, cuirass and Attic helmet all connected by a horizontal spear / SU-RA-K-O-SIWN, wreathed head of Persephone-Kore left, wearing triple pendant earring and necklace, surrounded by four swimming dolphins; shell behind. Gallatin, obv. R.XI / rev. E.1; SNG ANS 372 (same dies); cf. SNG Lloyd 1413 (same obverse die); cf. SNG Copenhagen 691 (same obverse die); Dewing 903-906 (same dies); Jameson 829 (same dies); Boston MFA 426 (same dies). Toned, good VF, moderate obverse die rust. ($10,000)