Syracuse. Tetradrachm circa 480-475, AR 17.49 g. Slow quadriga driven r. by bearded charioteer, wearing chiton and holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying r. to crown the horses. Rev. ΣVRA – KOΣIO – N Pearl-diademed head of Arethusa r., wearing necklace; around, four dolphins swimming clockwise. SNG München 950 (this reverse die). AMB 432 (this coin). Boehringer –, cf. V 85 (this die) / R 132 (this die) (this die-coupling missing in Boehringer)
Rare. A lovely portrait of fine style struck on a broad flan. Unobtrusive
die-break on obverse, otherwise extremely fine
Ex M&M 32, 1966, 51; NAC 13, 1998, formerly exhibited at the Antikenmuseum Basel , 432 and Nomos 2, 2010, 25 sales. From the A.D.M and Patrick Tan collections.
|Price realized||9'500 CHF|
|Starting price||6'400 CHF|