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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: CNG 70, Lot: 59. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2005. 
Sold For $1670. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.25 g, 4h). Struck circa 405-395 BC. Charioteer driving quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer; in exergue, dolphin swimming left / Head of Arethusa left, large band in hair from under which hair flows upward and backward in flame-like locks (depicting her submerged underwater); four dolphins swimming around. Tudeer - (V35/R65 - unlisted die combination); cf. Boehringer, Dionysios, pl. 38, 3; SNG ANS 300 (same obv. die); SNG Fitzwilliam 1253 (same rev. die). VF, toned. ($1000)