Search in Feature Auction

CNG Bidding Platform


Products and Services

Use Old Home Page

Feature Auction
Triton XXVII

Lot nuber 65

SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 17.10 g, 3h). Dies signed by Euth– and Phrygillos. Good VF.

Triton XXVII
Lot: 65.
 Estimated: $ 10 000

Greek, Coin-in-Hand Video, Silver

Sold For $ 32 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Go to Live

SICILY, Syracuse. Second Democracy. 466-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 17.10 g, 3h). Dies signed by Euth– and Phrygillos. Nike as charioteer, holding reins in both hands, driving fast quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer with laurel wreath held in her extended right hand; in exergue, dolphin swimming right behind Skylla, holding trident, swimming right, EVΘ before / Head of Arethousa left, wearing wreath of grain ears, hook earring, and linear necklace with pearl-shaped pendant; [ΦPY]ΓIΛΛ/[OΣ] in two lines below, four dolphins and ΣV-PAK-OΣ-I-ON around. Fischer-Bossert, Coins 47t (V15/R29) = Tudeer 47.1 = BMC 157 = B. V. Head, “On the Chronological Sequence of the Coins of Syracuse” in NC 1874, pl. III, 14 (this coin); HGC 2, 1334; SNG ANS 274; SNG Ashmolean 1998 = SNG Lockett 969; SNG Lloyd 1382; Gillet 622; Gulbenkian 280; Hirsch 603; Jameson 801; de Luynes 1214–5; Regling, Antike 593; Weber 1603 (all from the same dies). Attractive old collection tone, minor mark in field on reverse. Good VF.

From the Columbus Collection. Ex Leu 79 (31 October 2000), lot 424; Münzen und Medaillen AG XXXII (20 October 1966), lot 57.

Phrygillos is one of most distinctive die-engravers of the Syracusan series. His head of Arethousa is crowned with a wreath of grain ears, leading one scholar (G. D. Wynn) to conclude it is Demeter who is depicted. His signature is also found on contemporary engraved gems, and he may also be responsible for coin dies produced for the cities of Thourioi and Terina on the Italian mainland, signed ΦΡΥ and Φ respectively.

The final winners of all Triton XXVII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 9-10 January 2024.

Triton XXVII – Session One – Lot 1-337 will be held Tuesday morning, 9 January 2024 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 22.5% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 25% for all others.

We recognize that our users may have various Internet Browsers and Operating Systems. We like our visitors to have the best possible experience when using our bidding platform. However, we do recognize that it is impossible to develop applications that work identically, efficiently and effectively on all web browsers. The CNG bidding platform supports the latest stable major version and stable previous version of Chrome and Firefox.