Katane. Circa 461-450 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27.5 mm, 16.97 g, 4 h). Man-headed bull, the river god Amenanos, walking to right; above, along the bull's back, satyr running to right, his arms outstretched to grasp one of the bull's horns and the bull's mane; in the exergue, ketos swimming to right. Rev. KATANAION Nike, with open wings, walking to left, holding an open taenia in each hand. BMC 4. Mirone 18. Pozzi 406 (same dies). Rizzo pl. IX, 14. A clear, lightly toned and attractive example, well-struck and with a minimum of the usual faults. Die flaw on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
From a European collection, and from the Prospero Collection, The New York Sale 27, 4 January 2012, 130, ex Monnaies & Médailles 72, 6 October 1987, 510.
|Price realized||36'000 CHF|
|Starting price||20'000 CHF|